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2009 27" iMac SSD in OD bay not recognized

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: 2009 27" iMac SSD in OD bay not recognized Reply with quote

Hopefully someone will help me out.

I replaced my OD with a SSD that I want to use as my boot drive.When I try to install the OS but it doesn't see it.I'd prefer to NOT to take the screen out ..again....I am pretty confident I installed everything correctly. ..however who knows ...

Thanks for any help or suggestions.(I could use it!)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you run Disk Utility can you see it there?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
If you run Disk Utility can you see it there?


Thanks Hackers

No

and without the OS I can do very little.I was hoping there was a "software work around to"activate" it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the only way I know around it is to have an OS disc and boot from an optical drive, either internal or external...

Then you can run disk utility from the OS disc, it's part of the installer DVD
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
the only way I know around it is to have an OS disc and boot from an optical drive, either internal or external...

Then you can run disk utility from the OS disc, it's part of the installer DVD


I apologize I phrased that wrong.

Yes I looked in disk utility and no it isn't there.

My question is .

Is there a software setting to do since The SSD is on the OD bus. I thought maybe I missed a"software function.Like I said I am pretty sure everything is connected correctly.I want to make taking the panel out again my last ditch effort .

If there's no software checks ...then I'll do it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no. there is nothing software related. the OD is just a sata connection, the OS doesn't know or care what physical device is connected to it....

was this a new SSD or one that was previously used?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
no. there is nothing software related. the OD is just a sata connection, the OS doesn't know or care what physical device is connected to it....

was this a new SSD or one that was previously used?


Brand new Samsung 840 and I used a mounting kit that replaced the OD mount and plugged directly in with no external cables...hmm Im going to assume the connection isn't correct somewhere......ARRRRGG!..crack er open I guess!Thanks again

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bprice wrote:
hackersmovie wrote:
no. there is nothing software related. the OD is just a sata connection, the OS doesn't know or care what physical device is connected to it....

was this a new SSD or one that was previously used?


Brand new Samsung 840 and I used a mounting kit that replaced the OD mount and plugged directly in with no external cables...hmm Im going to assume the connection isn't correct somewhere......ARRRRGG!..crack er open I guess!Thanks again

Butch


The only other thing I can think of is the firmware on the SSD is not up-to-date. This normally only effects performance but, it's worth it to be sure it's current......
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can i ask a question!!!!!

this is the imac with the firmware lockout on the hard drive where apple has to replace the drive or it wont work??

Sorry no ssd for you the firmware verify's the hard drive firmware with the hard drive firmware so you cannot boot another hard drive without firmware matching sorry
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