I bought a used A90 (1 GB Ram, 32 GB SSD
) recently and installed 10.5.8 using NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3. The system appeared to be rather slow, so I upgraded to 2 GB Ram, which did not improve performance. The spinning beachball appeared quite often, e.g. when I opened a folder. Two days ago the Vostro would not start from the SSD
. I started via USB, and disk utility reported the SSD
was empty. I reinstalled 10.5.8 and ran xbench to find that "Random uncached write" with 4K blocks is only 0.02 MB/sec (read is 2.5 MB/sec).
To me it seems there is a problem with the SSD
, but I'm newbie and maybe there is something I might try before buying a new one?
Any help appreciated! Thanks!