Unibody MacBook Pro models with 13" displays produced from 2009-2012.

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When the system boots it automatically shuts down

Hello everyone!

I just installed a fresh copy of OS-X on my brand new Toshiba SSD in my MacBook Pro 13" 2010 Intel Core 2 Duo.

Every-time I try to boot it automatically shuts down. But, if I put the old hard drive back in it will work fine for hours!

It's driving me crazy I cannot figure this out at all? Any advice from anyone to give me a hand would be great.

Thank you so much

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@mayer - Opps! Corrected


@danj I would venture they need to try a different SSD in case it is bad, or try to boot from that SSD from USB, or try a slower SSD.


Was just in the process of looking it up to see what it ran at. And your right! Its a fixed SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) drive so it won't work here ;-{

Toshiba OCZ TL100

He'll need to get a SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive.


it was the ssd and wire i order a smsung evo850 and when it gets here i will enjoy it fully


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Your HD drive cable is worn which can give you some strange errors (a common problem in this series). Your SSD is able to push/pull more data down the cable than your HD so what happens here is the problem only shows up with the faster drive connected. Follow this IFIXI guide to replace the cable: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Hard Drive Cable Replacement and you'll want the newer version of the cable: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable - Apple P/N 923-0104 The 2012 version is a better cable than what your series has for a spare.

You also have a second problem here as the SSD you bought is not able to run in this system (its too fast). You see its a fixed SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) drive which can't run in the slower SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) MacBook Pro system you have. You'll need to get a SSD which as auto SATA I/O port sensing technology like this one: Samsung 750 EVO. If you look at the Interface line you'll see all three SATA speeds are listed and if you look as the Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSD specs (see above) it doesn't support SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable Image


MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable


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