OWC Aura Pro X2 1TB not showing up on disk utility
I have recently bought an OWC Aura Pro X2 1TB SSD for my mid 2014 MacBook Pro with the i5 intel processor. I am currently running macOS Big Sur version 11.7.1.
I switched out my 128 GB apple SSD and put the OWC SSD in and held down the OPTION + COMMAND + R keys to put the computer in recovery mode. When I do that it goes to the recovery screen and I have 4 options. When I go to disk utility, I do not see the new SSD listed as an option. Even when I click view and show all devices. I went in to terminal and typed in diskutil list, and I didn’t see it show up there either. I have repeated this process probably 5-10 times now. I have put the original apple SSD back in multiple times and it works perfectly fine.
I have looked through many different forums and questions and everyone seems to resolve their problem by doing what I did, but I can’t seem to find a solution. On all of the installs I have seen, the SSD should show up in the disk utilities or in terminal and not just be invisible
Is the OWC SSD that I bought defective or am I doing something wrong? If these SSDs are already having problems I don’t know if I even want to bother wasting my time installing it.
Hopefully someone can help as I am completely stuck and contemplating just sending it back for a refund.
Is this a good question?