HDD works, but SSD doesn't...SATA cable?

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  1. Rook83 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I resolved my previous issue with the SSD being corrupt...my question is, if my SATA cable is going out, could my SSD not be recognized whereas my HDD is? I replaced the SATA cable about 2 years ago...my HDD works just fine, albeit a bit slow, but my SSD wouldn't boot or be recognized in Disk Utility when installed internally...I have a late 2010 MBP...anyone else run into this? Thanks so much!
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Yes, the hard drive sata cable could be going. Some users were not aware of the fact that the sata cable was faulty until they switched from a mechanical drive to an ssd.
     
  3. Rook83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply...is there a certain type of SATA cable I should buy? I've heard SATA1, 2, and 3...not sure which will be compatible with a Crucial MX300 275GB SSD...
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure where you are located but I used the cheapest sata cable from Amazon in four different Macbooks and all cables worked perfectly.
     
  5. Rook83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! Found one for $14...I'll be ordering it today...thanks for taking the time friend!
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Good luck with your purchase.

    The cables I bought for the following MBPs: mid-2012 13", 2009 15", early 2011 13", and 2010 15".
     

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