POSIX reports could not format the drive
I cannot install osX on it. I've tried yesterday.
I'll try to explain you :
- 2010 : I've bought the MacBook Pro
- 2010-2016 : everything was OK
- Apr 2016 : The Mac was having problems
- May 2016 : I've bought a 500 GB Samsung HD drive
- Jun 2016 : Clean install of Snow Leopard was OK. But, when the update to Captain was installing the Mac went into sleep mode and wouldn't work until I restarted the system.
- Jan 2017 (yesterday) : I've broken my girlfriend's PC!
Jan 2017 (yesterday)
I've bought a Crucial 525 GB SSD SATA III (6Gb/s) to replace the older drive
In trying to install from the Snow Leopard CD. The window where to choose the drive to install the OS was empty, Went into Disk Utility and impossible to format the drive. Posix reports ... bla bla bla!
I've put the old hard drive back into the system and it was OK, I've installed Snow Leopard on it. I then format the SSD using an external connection I put the SSD back inside the Mac, The Mac saw it this time and after 1 minute the Mac told me: "impossible to install Mac OS on it"
Ok... AND THE BEST COMES NOW :
I put my hard drive with macOS on it (the one which was working perfectly 1 minute ago) and nothing. The round with the bar inside to tell me I'm a loser.
I don't understand and I really need help. Thanks a lot :-)
Thanks a lot for your answer.
It's a mid-2009 13 inch bought in Sydney's Apple Store. The sata wire is a "821 - 0814 - A" on it.
I've check all the connectors and also Ram. Everything looks good. I just broke a part when I was checking. It's a small piece on the motherboard where is written "TDK -213HF - 0931Y" the electronic of this part looks ok, I broke the plastic on the top. The Mac started after my bad intervention. This part is on the right top of the mother board when you have the battery close to you. Of course with the bottom on the top.
Here is a pic :
EDIT : fixed with tape...
Thanks a lot Dan !!
OK cool for the TDK chip issue! I mean, when the Mac will be fixed :-)
For the SATA, the reseller told me there is no problem. I'll give him a phone call tomorrow, he's not here this afternoon but he told me, there is no problem of compatibility... I will show him this thread.
For the SATA I, II, III question, I've tried this :
With the original hard drive (Samsung 250 GB SATA II) even the C touch during the boot, a picture with a folder comes and the CD comes out.
With an after market hard drive (Hitachi 500 GB SATA II) the installation starts and one minute after a window comes and told me "there is a problem during the installation, the installation has stopped, you must restart and try again, please contact your editor...)
With the Crucial 525 GB SSD the same as with Hitachi after market.
The installation was OK yesterday on the original Macintosh disk but after I put it out to install OS on the SSD, it would not restart.
I don't understand at all
Yep, items hard to explain in English.
To be simple, I want to use the ssd drive and the other ones I use was for testing.
It's not working on all drives (sata 2 or 3).
And yes, I've the CD-ROM of snow leopard.
Is this a good question?