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Title:

Installed a second hard drive, why can't the computer detect it?

Text:

I recently purchased the late 2012 Mac Mini with the intention of adding a second hard drive to it. I took an old OWC Extreme 6G 120gb SSD from my tower and was able to install it into the Mac mini (following the iFixit guide and purchasing the data doubler) relatively without incident. Computer booted back up, but the drive is not being recognized anywhere. It doesn't show up in Disk Utility or anything. The SSD is recognized fine by my tower when I put it back in to test, however.

Any thoughts? Thanks for your help.

Device:

Mac Mini Late 2012

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Enzo ,

Title:

Installed a second hard drive, why can't the computer detect it?

Text:

I recently purchased the late 2012 Mac Mini with the intention of adding a second hard drive to it. I took an old OWC Extreme 6G 120gb SSD from my tower and was able to install it into the Mac mini (following the iFixit guide and purchasing the data doubler) relatively without incident. Computer booted back up, but the drive is not being recognized anywhere. It doesn't show up in Disk Utility or anything. The SSD is recognized fine by my tower when I put it back in to test, however.

Any thoughts? Thanks for your help.

Device:

Mac Mini Late 2012

Status:

open