SATA cable part # clarification
I'd just like some consensus on this part number.
The SATA cable for my upper bay in my Late 2012 Mac Mini (running ML 10.8.5) has part number 821-1347-A, which is not working.
I have a 250 GB Samsung EVO as my systems boot drive in the lower bay, which is working, using the original cable (part # 821-1501)
The drive in my upper bay is a 500 GB Samsung EVO drive.
I had prepped it using a USB enclosure, so it was the proper format before I even installed it. It has only shown up *sometimes* when I start up my computer, saying it is unreadable. When I try to initialize it, it either can't unmount the drive, or won't partition and loses connection. I can provide the specific error messages later but at the moment the drive is not showing up in disk utility after a few restarts (and shutting down, then powering back on if that makes any difference)
I have tried several different things, so many that I can't recall any of them specifically. I know I booted into partedmagic and did a secure erase of the SSD to no avail.
What I am hoping is that there is a simple fix, such as a different cable? I have seen some kits that have a cable with part # 821-1501-A, that are supposed to be used for the same purpose as 821-1347-A.
Long story short: Is there a way to get a Dual SSD setup to work in a Late 2012 Mac Mini?
Is this Fusion Drive business perhaps messing it up? As it doesn't know what to do with 2 SSD's? Maybe updating to Mavericks will help?
Thanks in advance,
The 821-1347-A cable works with HDD's, but not my Samsung EVO SSD!
I ordered a cable from OWC and it works. Two SSD's in my mac mini!
Is this a good question?