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How do I install two SSD drives?

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I decided to upgrade my late 2012 mac mini. I purchased two Samsung 840 Pro Solid State Hard Drives. My mac mini required me to purchase the kit to supply a new hard drive in the upper bay. I removed both hard drives, installed both SSD's, using the cable provided in the kit and cable provided by the original spinning drive in there. When installing Maverick, I was only able to install on the upper bay drive. For some reason, the lower SSD isn't recognized by my mac mini. Any ideas? Maybe a different cable?

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Cable or connector seems likely culprit. You'd be surprised by the number of times a DIY thinks that they have a complete and solid connection but on recheck found out the connector was not making complete contact.

If the connections are good, cable problems are an often seen issue with many drive failure to mount/be recognized issues.

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I was having the same issues with my Evo SSD - The one connected with the original Apple cable is the one being recognized ( correct ) the one with the FIXIT cable is not.

In my case, I kept the original hard drive as a backup - what I had to do is use the original cable from apple and connected my Evo ssd with it and use the FIXIT cable with the original Hard drive.

I contacted FIXIT with this issues and have not heard a response yet.

Several other are having the same issues you are having with the EVO ssd

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