SSD+HDD, HDD disappeared all of a sudden!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ysquare, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. ysquare macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    I have a 2013 13'' MBP, upgraded to 16 GB RAM.

    I replaced the superdrive with a Samsung 840 SSD enclosed in an optical bay. The original HDD is still in the primary drive slot. SSD is where I installed OS. HDD is where I store music, photos. EVerything works perfectly until today, I just noticed that the HDD disappeared!

    I tried to reconnect the HDD cable, nothing changes. I can feel that HDD is still spinning from the noise and vibration.

    Do you guys know what is going on here? This really freaks me out.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Remove it and plug it into some PC you have lying around. or a friends PC or an external case. Something to check whether it still works. Just spinning doesn't mean it works. The engine that only has to turn the platters is the last mechanical thing likely to die in the HDD.

    Plug it in elsewhere and you will see whether your HDD is just dead (in which case I hope you have backups of important stuff) or if you should explore more options.

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