Can't copy / write to / rename internal SSD

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  1. Melodist macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I don't know what happened but a new SSD I formatted yesterday and already copied already bunch of files to can't be written on anymore. The error that comes up says: The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50). I also can't change the drive's name, says: "Try using a name with fewer characters, or with no punctuation marks."

    I've never encountered such a problem ever.

    Is the drive possibly faulty?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Which format your are using?

    how do you connect it to your mac?
     
  3. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Before doing anything else, I'd make sure I have a copy of those files on some other drive.

    Then I'd try a repair in Disk Utility.
     
  5. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    *Edited* Sorry, wrong answer: when I verify the disc, it says everything's fine.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Boot into the recovery partition and try Disk Utility from there.
     
  7. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried repairing, it says: "Live file system repair is not supported."

    The SSD has no OS on, simply holding my Pro Tools project files and audio files.
     
  8. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Strange, it's acting like that partition is the boot drive. Your recovery partition is on a different drive, right?

    How is this new SSD connected? (SATA, USB, Thunderbolt)?
     
  9. Melodist, May 11, 2016
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    Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah. The SSD is inside the Mac Pro, Bay 2.

    Alright so I've just tried to boot up my mac and it didn't get past the booting screen (apple logo didn't appear). So I took out the SSD, booted up again and it booted into the OS. Now I switched drives from bay 2 with bay 3, it booted up just fine and now the writing error is gone, what the heck?
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Maybe it was a loose connection? I looked up Error code -50 and it is a communication failure.
     
  11. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like it yeah, damn...
     

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