So I've read many a thread about people with similar issues, but nothing quite matches. What I want to do is simply replace my spin-disk with a new, faster OCZ SSD. I'll keep this short Macbook Pro, 10.8.5. Early 2011 i7 2GHz i7. All stock, minus the after market ram upgrade I did years ago. I bought a new 500Gb OCV Vector. New in box. Works. I plug it in to an enclosure (simple USB-->SATA conversion) in order to format and copy my boot drive to. OS won't recognize it at all. Disk Utility won't recognize the disk. I've verified that the disk/enclosure works on my friend's Windows laptop. No issues, the machine finds it right away. The internet is flooded with people that have gotten this to work with no issues. The hard drive version has been tested with Macs and is shown to be compatible. Is there anything else I can do to get the drive to be recognized by Disk Utility?