Performance Update fixes a hard drive stalling issue

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If you’ve been feeling like your Mac’s performance hasn’t been up to par of late, you may be thinking that Apple’s just-released Performance Update 1.0 will solve your problems. Alas, that’s not the case—Performance Update 1.0 only addresses intermittent hard drive related pauses in certain Macs.

The update is available via Software Update, or directly from Apple’s site for Snow Leopard and Leopard. If you don’t see the update in Software Update, however, it’s probably because your machine doesn’t need this fix—it seems the problem only affects certain Macs released in 2009 or late 2008. Here’s the list, straight from Apple:

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)
  • iMac (20-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
  • iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)
  • iMac (20-inch, Early 2009)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009)

If you don’t have such a machine, you don’t have any performance problems…at least not the one that this update addresses.

With my hopes dashed for personal improvement courtesy of Performance Update 1.0, I guess it’s back to the gym for my personal performance improvements.

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