Is my SSD dead? (bought new today)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobsaget, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. bobsaget macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I bought a new Crucial M4 512GB SSD and installed it today in my early 2011 17". I 'erased' the drive using disk utility while booting off my thumb drive copy of Lion and started the installation process. Then, when the computer restarts, it hangs... and hangs... I hit the power button only to see a window pop up "Installation failed, try reinstallation again". I've done this several times already, along with all of the basic troubleshooting (resetting PRAM, etc). I've also re-downloaded and mounted Lion on my thumbdrive, along with using my old Snow Leopard install DVD (which gives the computer a kernel attack).

    My question is, is my SSD functioning okay? I mean, I can write to it and reformat it just fine...
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    Hamilton, Ontario
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    I was getting Install errors on a new hard drive once and it was due to my RAM being defective, test your RAM to make sure its not that
     

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