2012 Macbook pro 13" not recognizing vertex 4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Warhawk15, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Warhawk15, Nov 14, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012

    Warhawk15 macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2012
    I installed a 256gb ocz vertex 4 according to this guide, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJHM9jMRXLQ, but when I boot it I only get a flashing folder icon with a ? on it...
    Just put back the original hdd and that is working, did I get a faulty ssd or did I miss a step?

    Thank you for the help simsaladimbamba!
    Stupid me forgot about pressing cmd+r during boot up.
  2. simsaladimbamba, Nov 14, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012


    Nov 28, 2010
    I did not watch that guide, but does the guide include installing an OS onto the SSD or cloning the HDD to the SSD? If not, then the behaviour you experience is normal, since there is nothing on the SSD to boot the Mac from.
    You need to format the SSD properly:
    and then install Mac OS X onto it or clone the HDD onto the SSD via CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper!.

    No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

    OS X: About OS X Recovery

    If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:


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