Figured it out.
Upset at myself. I’ve run into this before, it was just “one little thing”. In Disk Utility the media is NOT always visible by default. You need to click on the VIEW icon to select SHOW ALL DEVICES. This one little step, if missed, can create a bit of frustration. The Samsung 850 EVO is working great, formatted. It has transformed the mac mini into a whole new experience.
These tear down notes were awesome. Replacing my HDD with the Samsung SSD 850 EVO went very well! Great instructions.
I however am not able to set the partition scheme to GUID. I’m not sure if I missed that step in the first time I formatted the SSD. Now when I go to disk utilities there is NO OPTION for setting the partition scheme to GUID. Mac OS X will not install without the scheme set to GUID.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME? Is it possible to force the reformat/erase in disk utility, or some other utility to set the partition scheme to GUID?
I do have my old HDD connected to my Mac mini via a SATA/USB cable and am able to boot from it.
There is not “media line” in DU, so the option to re-partition the SSD is not even there.
If anyone could point me to the right information that would help me greatly. Thanks.
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