Broken cable or HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gerlof92, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. gerlof92 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2014

    I have a dual setup SSD + HDD. The HDD is placed in an optibay on the place where the optical drive once was.

    I thought my HDD was broken because of a little ticking noise and Disk Utility says SMART Status: Foult.

    I bought a new HDD, cloned it and replaced it. But my mac booted weird and was very slow. Disk utility said that the new HDD needs to be restored.

    So i switcht the old HDD again and connected the new HDD with the SATA usb cable and ran a check on the disk, but now there isn't a problem.

    Is my cable broken or did i something wrong when cloning it?

    Thanks in advance.

    Greets Gerlof
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Sounds like you have a bad drive cable in there. Fairly common problem. You can order them online for a few bucks.

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