13" rMBP & USB: Bears don't play with SSD's?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by trigonometry, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. trigonometry macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    South Carolina
    I was in search of the perfect mobile set-up because I have to do some "field work". So I purchased a Bear Extender Mini w/ 5 dbi antenna to extend my WiFi range. I also got a USB to SATA cable to connect an old SSD from a previous MBP. Both of these I "installed" on the lid of my rMBP using some tape and a little liquid courage. But to my dismay when the SSD is connected the antenna connection drops off completely. Why?
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    Two things come to mind - rf interference and power. Have you tried moving the SSD away from the bear? Each USB port should provide adequate power. Have you tried it with any other external drive?

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