Mac won't find SSD.
Shortly, the internal 500 gb HDD crashed on my old MacBook Pro (early 2011). So I bought a new 240gb SSD as replacement. Problem is that the mac won't find the SSD when booting up from a USB-stick or in disc utility in safe mode. In other words the SSD won't pop up in any modes although it's internally intact.
The internal SATA-cable is functioning well, I connected my old HDD which popped up directly when booting the mac from the USB. Don't understand me wrong, the HDD is of no interest, since it keeps crashing and I've recovered all the files I need.
So, what do I do for my newly bought SSD to show up in finder and/or disc utility --> install OS X --> start using my mac? Is buying a USB-SATA adapter the only option for me to access this new SSD before using it internally?
Is this a good question?