SSD not showing up :(

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Speakingvisual, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Speakingvisual macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a 480GB Kingston SSDnow V300 Series HD for my Black MacBook because I killed the last one :(

    So I went to format it on my iMac and I can't get it to come up anywhere... Not in Finder, not in disk utility.

    Tried another house... Tried another cable...

    Am I doing something wrong? :confused:
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    How are you connecting the SSD to the iMac and other machines?
     
  3. Speakingvisual thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried first to just install it into my MacBook and format via OSX bootup but it didn't show it - I was fearful my sata cable went.

    Then I tried with the external case and USB that came with the HD to my iMac with nothing.

    Then I used my OWC FireWire external case to my iMac with nothing.

    Is it just a bad hd?
     
  4. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    Given how many different ways you've tried to connect it, I'd say the SSD is DOA.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I agree with the post above this one. Looks to be DOA.

    Do you have return privileges?
    If so, I suggest you use them RIGHT NOW.
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Always format and test an SSD externally via a USB3 - SATA cable before opening a Mac to do installation. It will save a lot of grief.
     

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