Long story short, I ended up needing to reformat my SSD in my 2011 13" Macbook Pro. It's an aftermarket drive (Samsung 840). I couldn't get the drive to reformat using disk utility. I tried internet recovery, target disk mode with an iMac and another MBP. I figured there was likely something wrong with the drive, or drive cable. I put the drive in my Mini and was able to reformat it and zero it out no problem. I put it back in my MBP and couldn't install OS X. Back in the Mini I could. So I figured there was something wrong with the drive cable or something else in the MBP. I went ahead and put one of the Mini's HDDs in the MBP and was able to format it without any issue and had no problem installing OS X. What's going on? tl;dr: MBP couldn't format SSD but could format HDD while Mini was able to format SSD.