5 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2012 1:40 PM by p8blr
p8blr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have a late 2011 macbook pro. I installed a samsung 830 ssd in January and it worked perfectly. Last wednesday my computer suddenly would not boot. I ran memtest86+ and confirmed that the memory is good. I put my stock hdd back in the computer and it booted just fine. I connected my ssd to a usb dongle and it mounted the ssd. I also tried the ssd in a pc and was able to mount it and confirm that the smart status was good.

I called samsung and they offered to replace the ssd. I received the new ssd yesterday, installed it, powered on the computer, cmd-r. In the recovery assistant, I opened disk utility and the ssd was not even listed, only the superdrive and the recovery hd.

I installed the ssd internally and booted to my hdd via a usb dongle, in the system profiler nothing is listed as attached to the sata controller other than the super drive.

I have tried many things, formatting the ssd as guid extended journeled in a different mac, resetting the pram and smc, the computer had the latest updates prior to tne initial issue with my first ssd.

My stock hdd works fine internally, my ssd works fine on my pc and through usb to my mac, but the ssd is NOT deteted when installed internally.

It seems like sata degredation since it used to work, and now suddenly doesn't. I am still under warranty, do you think a replacement logic board would fix this issue, would apple even consider that?

 

Thanks,

-Ron


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Sudden SSD Incompatibility
    JoeyR Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)

    My stock hdd works fine internally, my ssd works fine on my pc and through usb to my mac, but the ssd is NOT deteted when installed internally.

    It seems like sata degredation since it used to work, and now suddenly doesn't. I am still under warranty, do you think a replacement logic board would fix this issue, would apple even consider that?

    Apple is not likely to replace your logic board for this issue.  They do not support third party hardware.  If you stock drive or other hard drives are working when installed, they consider that to be working properly. 

  • 2. Re: Sudden SSD Incompatibility
    p8blr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    What if I could confirm that an Apple SSD couldn't be detected either?

  • 3. Re: Sudden SSD Incompatibility
    p8blr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No apple stores in my area, but I found an authorized apple repair shop. They think my internal sata cable is bad and said it would be replaced. I'll update this thread when I get my computer back, it would be nice to know that the logic board is not bad. Odd that the so-called ''bad'' cable works on the physical drive though.

  • 4. Re: Sudden SSD Incompatibility
    RomMan Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Thanks for creating this post.

     

    Please let us know how all this works out for you! I have a late 2011 15" MBP also, I was thinking of getting the same drive as well.

  • 5. Re: Sudden SSD Incompatibility
    p8blr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    The sata cable was replaced under warranty. It's odd that the hdd worked and the ssd didn't, but both drives work now.

    I do recommend this drive, it's fast and if you can find it for a good price, jump on it.