SSD Upgrade, recognizes but will not partition
MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011
I've upgraded my Optical drive for a Samsung SSD 840EVO with the intention of this being my startup disk - I followed this tutorial to do so: Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Dual Hard Drive
I initially wiped the pre-existing 500GB SATA disk before installation, when I boot my laptop in recovery and go Disk Utility I couldn't re-install Mountain Lion or Mavericks on the new SSD, I tried creating a partition and the error that kept coming up was: Wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed
I've read elsewhere on this forum and on the net, seemingly my SSD is compatible with my laptop at SATA 6Gb/s but even if it couldn't read 6Gb/s it's also compatible with 3Gb/s. It can see the drive so it couldn't be the cable connecting the drive could it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm a total novice at doing anything like this.
Is this a good question?