2011 mac mini cannot install Crucial M4 - Update

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wstam, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. wstam, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011

    wstam macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011

    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.

  2. wstam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    Sorry, wrong title.

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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Dec 30, 2011
    Noted. I did try to see how to change the title. Must have missed that. Thanks.
  5. wstam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    Problem kind of solved


    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

    Sep 1, 2010
    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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