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New SSD for mac?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i have an old macbook pro, i think it's a 2012 or 2013 model. The harddrive in it broke and i bought a new 2.5" SSD that i put in but it doesn't detect it, what's the easiest way to install OSX on there? i have another mac but no sata to usb cable and i have my main windows desktop.

Didn't know what topic to put this in, since it's not only OS or only SSD, sorry if it's the wrong place

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You sure it's the drive? I had a 2012 MBP once. The SATA ribbon cable was always failing on me. It's a cable, no reason for it to fail, but, it did several times.

 

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2012-Hard-Drive-Cable/IF163-041?o=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1M71xrbW6AIVy56zCh1jywGhEAQYASABEgKiLvD_BwE

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I've recently swapped a hdd in a 2012 model. I used the online recovery. 

 

I used an old drive I had but am considering an new ssd. I read somewhere that it should be sata 2. Although the hardware should accept sata 3 there was a software restriction. 

 

Might be worth looking in to. 

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.macworld.com/article/3252169/sata-3-old-macbook-compatibility.amp.html

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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 hours ago, StDragon said:

You sure it's the drive? I had a 2012 MBP once. The SATA ribbon cable was always failing on me. It's a cable, no reason for it to fail, but, it did several times.

 

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2012-Hard-Drive-Cable/IF163-041?o=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1M71xrbW6AIVy56zCh1jywGhEAQYASABEgKiLvD_BwE

Not 100% it's the drive but i assume it is, it stopped working suddenly so i assume it's just cause the HDD is old

 

17 hours ago, harryk said:

You need to make a bootable USB install disk

I'll try that, thanks

 

15 hours ago, Marbo said:

I read somewhere that it should be sata 2

Oh i didn't know about that, i'll have to look into it a bit more to see if that's the issue

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Still can't find the drive when i try to reinstall osx, haven't tried bootable usb yet but seemed a little advanced, any other suggestions? i've tried formatted the drive in windows

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