Help! SSD problem with 2012 13 inch mbp

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  1. ysquare macrumors member

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    Last week my mbp has a folder with question mark blinking and it does not boot. I have 256gb Samsung 830 SSD. I visited Genious bar and they told me that SSD could not be found. The. I switched back to the original HDD and it works.

    I decided to send the 830 SSD to Samsung for replacement. However they told me that the SSD passes all the performance tests. I got the SSD back today and installed it in my MBP, however the SSD does not show up in disk utility. Called Samsung and they told me to try secure erase by using Samsung Magician. But I don't have access to a PC, what can I do now?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Ask a friend if you can use their computer.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  4. ysquare thread starter macrumors member

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    The problem is that I could not use the SSD now. Disk utility does not recognize the drive.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Plug in the SSD to an interal SATA Port. Use your HDD, boot from the HDD. install a windows VM, and do it from there.
     
  6. ysquare thread starter macrumors member

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    And where is the interal SATA port?
     
  7. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    The HDD bay or the Optibay. Place it there and plug it in. You don't need to boot from it. Boot from the HDD.

    Or use can external enclosure and do it via Bootcamp or VM.
     
  8. ysquare thread starter macrumors member

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    How to install SSD in the optibay? Does it require any adapters?
    Thanks
     
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