Question About Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nhamp07, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. nhamp07 macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2011
    My MacBook started acting up, getting really slow reading and writing things. Started to fail, sometimes could not boot up sometimes could.

    Figured it was the hard drive and backed up everything just in case. Now the MacBook will not boot up at all. I have a new SSD coming from Amazon tomorrow. I borrowed a hard drive reader and took the drive out of my MacBook and plugged the USB into a friend's MacBook. It read everything and all the data is there.

    Is there a chance this is not a hard drive problem?
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    A good test would be to boot your MBP from your old HD in the external USB. IF it seems to work fine, other than being slower because of USB, then it could be the internal hard drive cable failing. The SSD is a good upgrade, but it will not work either if you have a marginal or failing internal cable. There are repair guides at
  3. nhamp07 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2011
    yep, It must be the cable. thanks

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