1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 8:23 AM by ds store
holbri Level 1 Level 1

After the original Fujitsu 160gb hd died in my MacBook Pro (model A1226), I was advised at the Mac store to upgrade to a SSD.  I installed the crucial m4 256gb internal SSD and powered on MacBook Pro from the Snow Leopard install disk so I could use disk utility to erase and reformat the new SSD.


The problem is the SSD is not showing up in disk utility.  I have opened the computer twice and checked cable connections and still no luck.  I have powered off computer and let sit for a while and tried again.  I check compatability on crucial site before ordering SSD so I don't know what the problem is.  Bad disk?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Model a1226
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    You were given bad advice.


    Return/Sell the SSD and buy a 7,200 RPM hard drive instead, it should work fine and a more of a match for your older machine.


    Your Mac doesn't have the faster SATA connections for a SSD also 10.6 isn't equipped for SSD's only hard drives, your basically putting a Ferrari engine in a Yugo, it can't handle it.


    The 7,200 RPM drive will give you the performance and more drive space than a SSD anyway.


    Follow these instructions when you erase and install 10.6, it will give the best results.


    How to erase and install Snow Leopard 10.6