Getting a Crucial M500 SSD working in Early 2011 17"?
I recently bought a 960Gb Crucial M500 SSD to put in my Early 2011 17" Macbook Pro.
The Finder can see the drive when it is in an external USB enclosure, but not when it is in the internal drive bay. From what I can see from a fairly thorough Google around, the problem is that the speed of the drive means the internal SATA hardware struggles. I've tried a different SATA cable (from an older Macbook) and that made no difference. I haven't resorted to some of the more exotic suggestions like wrapping the cable in tinfoil.
There are replacement hard drive cables listed in the store here:
I'd happily buy one if I knew it would solve the problem, but it's an expensive gamble if it's going to be no better than the original cable.
Anybody got any experience with this? Thanks!
Is this a good question?