SSD not reading

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  1. av8raaron, Nov 15, 2014
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    av8raaron macrumors newbie

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    I'm attempting to clone my HDD to an SSD (swapping in a Samsung 840). I'm using the Apricorn EZ Upgrade kit. When I plug the drive in inside the external enclosure, the light blinks but I can't see the new SSD in Disk Utility or a Finder window. For whatever it's worth I'm using a MBP late-2011 13". What am I missing here?
     
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    There really is no trick to it. It should just show up in Disk Utility. Sounds like you either have a bad drive or a bad enclosure.
     
  3. av8raaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This might be a dumb question, but although the enclosure doesn't include a power supply, there's a 5 VDC input to the case. I assumed an SSD would get plenty of power through the built-in USB port. Before I go back to return them, is there any reason to think there's not enough amperage going to the drive?
     
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    Hmmm... USB powered drives do not normally have a DC power input like that, so you may be onto something there. I know some of the larger capacity SSDs pull a fair amount of power, so that may be the issue.

    Did it not come with a DC adaptor?
     
  5. av8raaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No DC adapter came with the enclosure, but then again it can accept up to a 3.5" HDD and draw more power.
     
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    Can you run down to Radio Shack or something and grab a DC adaptor?
     
  7. av8raaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Disregard all - turns out it was an issue with me not getting the SSD properly seated. Oops. Thanks for the help, though.
     

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