Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 12:16 AM (in response to nluc)
After installation, I then tried to set SSD as boot drive and restarted it. The MBP would not boot from SSD and then reverts to boot from HDD.
Does the ssd show up in the Startup Disk system preferences?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 3:02 AM (in response to nluc)
Not sure but there have been many reports from many users about problems after installing Crucial SSDs. Specifically the M4 type.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 3:31 AM (in response to nluc)
Is this a 6Gb/s drive? If so, that may be your problem. I believe even OWC warns that using a 6Gb/s drive in the opti bay is problematic...it may or may not work, with the most likely outcome it won't. They recommend sticking with 3Gb/s drives in the opti bay.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to wjosten)
Hi x423424x, shootist007 and wjosten.
Thanks for your help. The Crucial M4 SSD is a 6GB/s drive and putting it in the main bay solved the issue, I have the latest 17 MBP and the intel 6 series chipsets do show 6G speeds but orig Apple (Hitachi) HDD shows negotiated Link Speed at 3Gigabit whereas the SSD is at 6G.
So a 6GB/s SSd works fine but only in main drive bay, not in superdrive bay.
thanks again. .
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 6:19 AM (in response to nluc)
Hi All, I thinking of doing the same thing here. If I move my old ssd drive to the superdrive bay will the Macbook boot from that drive? I'm hoping I don't have to move all my info to the new drive and go through all of that ((Im running apps like Logic, Maschine plugins) and it would be a hastle if I had to re-install on the new drive.
Thanks for any help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 6:24 AM (in response to MadMarios)
A SSD may not even work in the Optical bay. Some do and sopme don't. IMHO it is not the SSD used but the Optical drive and more specifically the cable and restrictions Apple places on that bay. Apple only want you to use a Slow CD/DVD drive in that bay so they use a very limited cable system and may restrict the speed of that bay in the firmware to only work with slower type disks/disc (slower HDD and or CD/DVD drives).
That should of been.
May not Work let alone Boot a OS from a SSD in the optical bay.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to Shootist007)
Thanks Shootist007. I checked my system further and the Optical Bay has link speed of 3Gb/s and connects at 1.5Gb/s so yeah that's not going to work I think.
Now to plan B I guess and pull out the Toshiba and install a higher capacity Samsung SSD. Just hate having to re-install Maschine, plugins etc. Hopefully most works. All of my stuff is legitamte but I'm hearing Native Instruments software is a bugger to move from drive to drive
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 1:22 PM (in response to MadMarios)
Doesn't really matter what your system Says it will handle. Most have a hard time getting a SSD to work at all in the optical bay. I thought I was making that clear in my last post.
Good Luck & Best Wishes.