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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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
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


I apologize for the late late late response..

As for your question ...I don't know...I have no idea about "firmware" lockout.I researched the upgrade and never was given that advice nor do I know what to do or what it is!!

If you (or anyone) does I'd appreciate any help and details of what to do ASAP..thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok what firmware lockout is on certain hard drives they lock the firmware of the drive to the computer so that only officially licensed drives will function with that computer the bad thing is it means you cannot just replace it you have to have apple replace and place the security code in on startup to unlock the drive
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
ok what firmware lockout is on certain hard drives they lock the firmware of the drive to the computer so that only officially licensed drives will function with that computer the bad thing is it means you cannot just replace it you have to have apple replace and place the security code in on startup to unlock the drive


Thanks MMMM

I have never heard of this.Like I said I did a lot of research and many of the u HD uprgrades used the exact same SSD(Samsung 840) successfully.I was hoping it could be something I could do however unless I get a different answer I am taking it to an apple authorized repair center(Not Apple!).

I have a new SSD I also need installed so I'm going to shoot 2 SSD with one install.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats what i would do take it in to someone because someone somewhere has to have the bypass for this crap
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks mmm
That's what I did .The 2.5 bay had a adjustment screw so the drive wasn't fully inserted.If I'd known that I'd have saved hundreds of dollars(don't ask why!!)
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