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Upgrading To Hybrid Hard Drive SSHD, H-HDD

16382 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2013 10:49 AM by abraxas774 RSS
  • markaj Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to tomc8151)

    Tom, Did you ever get your drive to work internally? I am haaving the same difficulty. If so, how di dyou get it fixed? I just bought a

    Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014

  • tomc8151 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to markaj)



    It was a corruption on the disk image that i created with carbon copy. I recreated the image using carbon copy and it worked. hope this solved your issue.

  • markaj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to tomc8151)

    I read that the cable in my Macbook pro is probably the culprit, since it works fine outseide the case, just not at all when I attach it inside the case. In Fact, my old internal disk is not recognized outside the case if the new one is connected to the internal cable. Once I disconnect the sshd from the internal ribbon cable, it shows up normally. My local shop has order me a cable.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Aug 28, 2013 3:25 PM (in response to markaj)

    The cable is always a suspect, and it has been the cause of this not working. As you have to go into the Mac to change the drive it makes sense to relace the cable while you are there.

  • abraxas774 Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2013 12:22 AM (in response to markaj)

    Like markaj and tomc8151, I had the same issue - blinking folder with question mark - after thinking my clone was successful.  I found that it was because I had set up the disk with MBR partition map instead of GPT.   The drive would boot when connected with the USB/SATA adapter but not when installed in the MB 5,1.  I had to change the partition map type to GPT following this instruction before recloning the drive.  I booted with the OS X disk and used Disk Utility to both make the change and clone from the old drive.  Everything is working correctly now.


    I installed a Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid State Hybrid Drive.  I recently upgraded the memory to 8GB and these two changes have made a tremendous difference.

  • lsorice Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2013 9:44 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Has the hybrid drive effected battery life at all? increase or decrease?  I also have a 2011 MBP and I'm looking to upgrade, but would like to have storage and speed.  From my experience 7200RPM drives suck down battery life...

  • abraxas774 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to lsorice)

    The MB 5,1 I upgraded is still using the original battery and I have not noticed a significant impact on battery life.  Again, the performance improvement has been enormous - it is like a new machine.

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