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SSD Upgrade and Photoshop CS6 now lags

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I've got a Macbook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2010

Processor: 2.8 GHz Core i7

Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForece GT 330M 512 MB

Serial Number :

Software: OSX 10.9.5

Replaced the SSD with a Crucial_CT512 M550 SSD1

Partition Map Type: GPT

So the computer starts up fine, nice a quick. But recently the computer has struggled with minor tasks, loading web pages, etc. My Main issue is photoshop constantly lags now. When I open a black file and use the paint brush tool on a large size, the brush lags and photoshop even bring up the (wait/hourglass/process) mouse icon. Any ideas of what to do? Is the issue the new SSD? Or is this Macbook just to old now to handle photoshop CS6?

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How much free space do you still have on your drive? You may need to free up some space and/or reduce the number of apps or files you have open concurrently.


Hi all, for a 500GB SSD drive I have 300GB of free space. My SSD is only a couple of months old.

Regarding open applications, I only had Photoshop CS6 open.

Photoshop does open, and I can create a new blank document. But my issue is the paint brush, its super slow, and the spinning wheel of death pops up when I try anything. When this happens I have to force shutdown Photoshop. I have 8GB of RAM.

I'm thinking it might be a mother board issue? Could it really be the Hard Drive Cable? even thou I have no trouble running all other applications like, Mail, Safari, Numbers? Plus uploading and downloading files and photos, I find there are no issues?


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I'd replace the Hard Drive/IR cable with a new one from a 15" 2012 model.

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Hard Drive/IR Sensor Cable Replacement

UPDATE 10/12/15

I just noticed your partition type. You listed it as a GPT not GUID formatted Mac OS Extended. Please verify your partition type and how you formatted it.

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@ Mayer - He's OK, GPT is GUID Partition Table


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