MacBook Pro 2014 doesn't recognize Kingston NV1 SSD
I have the MBP mentioned in the title, and I've been facing a problem for a few days: the SSD (m.2 nvme Kingston NV1 500GB) is not recognized by the machine.
When I open the installer's Disk Utility (either through Internet Recovery or from the thumb drive), the disk does not appear. I go to the Terminal and give the "diskutil list", and nothing appears there either.
I bought two adapters that are very popular and recommended by other consumers. Because of the problem, I returned the first one thinking it was a problem with him and got another one, from another model, from another seller. It didn't work either.
With this second adapter (which is what I have now), I took another SSD (m.2 SATA) that has Windows installed and put it on to see if it recognized it. Unsuccessfully.
I read that it could be outdated NVME SSD firmware, and as I was booting from it in Internet Recovery, there was no way to update it. I put the OS on the flash drive, and still nothing changed.
Considering that (1) I changed the adapter twice and (2) I put in two different SSDs (I couldn't test NVME on another machine, but I bought brand new from an authorized seller; SATA works), I think the problem can only be in the my machine.
I reset the SMC and NVRAM every time, and nothing changed. Today I have Big Sur installed (ie the Boot ROM is up to date (System Firmware Version: 4220.127.116.11.0)).
Any idea what should I do?
Is this a good question?
Thank you very much, @np_f1_2021 and @danj !
I will look for the pinout map and test the voltage on both the adapter and the SSD.
Thanks for the tip about searching Google first, and I'm sorry it sounds like I didn't do that. All the alternatives I tried came from the research I did, but I see that it wasn't enough. What additional information can I provide that would help?
I also haven't seen anyone talking about this SSD's compatibility with macOS - for better or worse. I didn't test the OWC SSD because the price here where I am is prohibitive (with shipping + customs fees it goes to almost USD 300 for the most basic 480GB disk - USD 99).
To @danj :
I have seen this situation in other cases. However, as I am on Big Sur (newer than Mojave), it seems to me that this action would not have any effect. Do you agree?