SSD upgrade won’t install MacOS even after cable replacement
I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro that I am trying to upgrade to an SSD. I’ve already upgraded the RAM.
I’m installing a fresh copy of MacOS so I didn’t clone the drives or anything fancy.
The MacBook works fine with its original HDD. But when I have tried to install MacOS on the SSD, it doesn’t work. I always get a “Could not install macOS”.
I replaced the HD SATA cable as well. I’m trying to install High Sierra but also can try Mojave if you think it’s worth a try.
I have bought a cheap Silicon Power 128 GB SATA III SSD, and am very confused as to why it’s not working.
Here’s the link to the SSD- Silicon Power 128GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SU128GBSS3A55S25AC) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7VTDNB/ref...
The person who owns this laptop has been waiting a while for me to get it fixed and it’s frustrating that it keep failing.
I think it did get farther in the install after the cable replacement, but still failed to install.
Please let me know what the issue could be, Thanks!
I got the ifixit cable, and it still gives me the same error. I don’t know what to do. I really would like this SSD in this Mac and it’s getting really irritating. I’m going to try and install Sierra and see if HFS treats this nicer.
I got it working!!! Thank you guys for all the help! I ended up installing Sierra and formatting to HFS which thankfully worked because getting that DMG to a flash drive was super sketch. Then I updated to Mojave and the computer works great! Even under APFS!
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