macbook won't see new ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zigge, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. zigge macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2015
    hello guys,

    my mac recently crashed and when we tried to start it back up it couldn't find any os, and wouldn't see my hdd via internet recovery.
    so i bought a new ssd to replace the old harddrive. after installing everything and starting up trough internet recovery i went to disk utility, wanting to format my ssd
    now here comes my problem.
    in disk utility it won't show/see the new ssd.

    what do i do?
    is there another problem with my mac?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Which MacBook do you have?
    What brand drive do you have?
    What are you booting from to be able to "get to" the screen posted above?
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Bad drive cable. Fairly common issue and likely the problem all along.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    What version of OS X
    What size MBP
    What year MBP.

    Without that information nobody can help you.
  5. zigge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2015
    macbook pro medio 2012, 13 inch and the new ssd is a sandisk ultra II 240 gb
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The 13's are notorious for having finicky hard drive cables.

    If I was a betting man, I'd put my money on that being the problem.
  7. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    It could be the cable, but more likely is that you didn't get the connectors mated quite right. I would reseat the cables before doing anything else.
  8. zigge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2015
    i reseated and air cleaned all the connectors and it still didn't work so i went online and placed an order for a new drive cable
  9. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    In all likelihood this will fix the problem. Your original drive may actually be just fine and the cable was the problem all along (as noted by someone else). Now you get to decide, return the SSD and just fix the issue or take the opportunity to upgrade the system and keep the SSD.
  10. PolygonWRLD macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2015
    You could try and put the SSD into an disk enclosure and attempt to format to show whether it is an issue with the drive or with the drive cable.
  11. zawark8 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2015

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