2011 mac mini cannot install Crucial M4 - Update

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  1. wstam, Dec 30, 2011
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    wstam macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just install a new Crucial M4 128GB SSD to my mid 2011 mini. This is mounted along with the stock 750G HD. However, I couldn't erase (format) or partition the SSD. It will show "unmounting disk" for a long time, the error msg with "Partition failed with error: Wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed."

    It seems to be working fine when I first mounted it in an external USB HD case. Problem started when I mounted it into the mini.

    I thought I saw people here using Crucial SSD without problem. I am lost, not sure what to do with it. Appreciate any advises.

    Thanks.
     
  2. wstam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, wrong title.

    Sorry, typed the title wrongly. Please ignore. I have re-post with correct title. Thanks.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You don't.
    To edit your thread title, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the [​IMG] button below your message.
     
  4. wstam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Noted. I did try to see how to change the title. Must have missed that. Thanks.
     
  5. wstam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem kind of solved

    Hi,

    The problem was resolved after I swap the places between the new SSD and the stock HD. Now I can format the SSD and clone the OS over.

    Not sure why SSD has problem at the upper position. :confused: Now that the HD is there, it doesn't seem to have any issue.

    Anyway thanks.
     
  6. spda242 macrumors member

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    I installed my Crucial M4 in the top slot today?

    I cloned (CCC) the original HDD to the SSD while in a USB box and then I put a 1TB HDD in the lower slot and the SSD in the higher slot.
     

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