SSD and HD upgrade

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  1. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a

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    So I got a macbook and it i upgrade to SSD with my DVDRW Drive since i never use it. but when i plugged in a regular HD on the system it doesn't read it just the SSD Drive what do i need to do to read it?
     
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    could someone help please i have the SSD working but my regular HD is not being read by the macbook pro thanks
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Need more specifics.

    You upgraded the stock hdd with an ssd? The ssd is in the optional or main bay?

    Clearly you didn't plug or connect something in correctly. Or the hdd isn't formatted hfs
     
  4. Jameson.Kusch macrumors newbie

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    no offense but maybe it's because your post is a bit difficult to understand.

    did you use a caddy for the hard drive because the hard drive wont fit properly into the dvd drive slot without a caddy. next you have to be worried if you hooked up the hard drive to the caddy properly. if these are not the issues, then you may need to reformat the hard drive to get it to work.
     
  5. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, I used a kit. so the SSD drive is hooked up via the DVD Drive! so i booted and everything works great FAST!

    but now my regular hd formatted is not recognize via macosx thru data
     
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    anyone.... i really want to get this working...
     
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    Do you see the drive in disk utility? It might need to be mounted.
     
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    doesn't even show up! I know its connected because i connected it :(

    i took out the HD and connected via USB and it works I can read the 1TB HD but when i connected internally on the macbook nothing. Any ideas?
     
  9. walkie macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps you need to enter to the BIOS and make some tweaks to make it visible to MacOSX.
     
  10. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i tried that but can't get in
     
  11. walkie macrumors 6502

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    I don't know much about it but try rEFIt.
     
  12. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    installed but dont know how to use it :( anyone have any other ideas?
     
  13. imorton macrumors 6502

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    You can try and put your SSD in the main bay and see if it works, than put your HD in the optical bay and see if it works?

    I remember reading something about issues with older Macbooks with your setup. Try swapping thing around and see.

    Did you format the HD when you had it connected via USB?

    I'm far from a Mac guru, so these are just some ideas from my limited knowledge
     
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean when you say you plugged in the HDD?
    Is the HDD in your main bay?
    Are you connecting it via USB?
     
  15. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I pluged in via USB connector. So i know the drive work.
     
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    how do you have your macbook pro setup? with a SSD + Hard Drive
     
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    Mac's do not have a BIOS to enter. The equivalent would be the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI). To access this (Open Firmware, hence O and F key combination) press Command-Option-O-F keys during startup.
     
  18. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I have SSD in main bay and 1TB HDD in the Optibay.
     
  19. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    going to try that! see if it works
     
  20. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so i figured my regular HD cable is not recognizing my HD i thing i mest up the cable. anyway to fix it?
     
  21. yamaha81 macrumors newbie

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    If the cable is messed up buy a new one... They aren't to expensive
     
  22. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    So you mean the main bay SATA cable?
     
  23. ZeRoLiMiT thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes that one is not being recognize by the computer
     
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