13 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2013 9:13 PM by daniel.haworth
daniel.haworth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Weirdest thing on this one...


I have a Macbook Pro here, and it still has it's origonal mechanical hard drive.

It's from early or mid 2008, and I thought it'd be great to breathe a little more life into it with an SSD.


I have a Kingston V200 128GB SSD. Get it all installed, and it seems to work fine.


Almost to the end of the installer of 10.6, it fails!

Look in Disk Utility, and the drive isn't there!


Going through a USB enclosure, it works perfectly, 100% of the time.


I did notice that the SATA connector seems loose on the SSD. Could that cause some issue?

Well, I thought it might, so I wedged some thin peices of stiff plastic in there, just enough to make the SATA connector nice and snug. Did the same thing, worked for a while then quit.


So, I'm out of ideas now. TIme to ask the forum!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), early or mid 2008