SSD Upgrade Not Being Detected

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ForbiddenX, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. ForbiddenX macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I upgraded my 2011 Macbook Pro's HDD to an SSD and did the optical drive swap.

    I've ran into an issue where, when I restart my computer, I always get to the black screen where it says that there is no bootable device found.

    I can see the drive if I restart and hold option and boot into it that way. Is there any way where I can get it to boot directly to the disc? It's a little annoying to have to restart and hold option everytime.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. ForbiddenX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I check the settings, it does have it selected. When I restart it still gives me the screen :(
     
  4. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if this is your issue. 2011 MBP's have known issues with SATA III drives in the optical bay. If you installed the SSD in the optical bay, move it to the main bay and move your original HDD to the optical bay.
     
  5. ForbiddenX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The SSD is not in the opti bay but in the regular spot for the hard drive.
     
  6. ForbiddenX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I'll try a PMRAM reset once I get home. I've been trying my best not to restart it in the mean time lol.
     
  7. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    Stupid question... you have installed OSX on the new SSD?
     
  8. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    ... And further to Tony's question, the drive is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition table?
     

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