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New SSD won't boot inmy 2011 15in15" MacBook Pro
New SSD won't boot inmy 2011 15in15" MacBook Pro

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I have seen a similar question show up a million times but I have not seen a straight forward simple answer. My hard drive failed so I have decided to make an upgrade I picked up a new SSD (Samsung 860 with 500gb). I installed it into my computer but when it is starting to boot up I will get about 25-30% through the loading bar and then it goes black for a second and then a white screen.

I took it to the Apple Store to get OSX installed but they said it was not working and the Apple technician told me to replace the Sata cable inside my computer. I did some digging and it seems that a good chunk of 2011 MacBook pros are no compatible with sata iii SSDs. There are no clear answers on if replacing my sata cable in my computer would resolve this problem, some places kind of hint that getting a 2012 cable would work but won't fit 100% perfectly, others have hinted that getting a 2011 cable will work because the later models resolved this issue.

I would be happy to record (and speed up) my boot up process if anyone believes that the issue I am describing is something other then a outdated sata cable.

TLDR: early 2011 MacBook won't boot with SSD would upgrading my Sata cable inside my computer to a 2012 cable resolve this issue.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

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open

Original post by: Levi ,

Title:

New SSD won't boot in 2011 15in MacBook Pro

Text:

I have seen a similar question show up a million times but I have not seen a straight forward simple answer. My hard drive failed so I have decided to make an upgrade I picked up a new SSD (Samsung 860 with 500gb). I installed it into my computer but when it is starting to boot up I will get about 25-30% through the loading bar and then it goes black for a second and then a white screen.

I took it to the Apple Store to get OSX installed but they said it was not working and the Apple technician told me to replace the Sata cable inside my computer. I did some digging and it seems that a good chunk of 2011 MacBook pros are no compatible with sata iii SSDs. There are no clear answers on if replacing my sata cable in my computer would resolve this problem, some places kind of hint that getting a 2012 cable would work but won't fit 100% perfectly, others have hinted that getting a 2011 cable will work because the later models resolved this issue.

I would be happy to record (and speed up) my boot up process if anyone believes that the issue I am describing is something other then a outdated sata cable.

TLDR: early 2011 MacBook won't boot with SSD would upgrading my Sata cable inside my computer to a 2012 cable resolve this issue.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open