Thread: New HDD only bootable via USB
04-27-2014, 05:56 PM #16
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
Whilst the drive SHOULD be backwards compatible, this is not always the case. Don;t know if simply changing the cable will make it compatible or speed things up.Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
04-27-2014, 06:27 PM #17
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- Dec 16, 2009
- Baytown, Tx
- Late 2009 Macbook Pro 2.26, 160gb HD, 2gb RAM, OSX 10.6; Emac 1.42ghz 80gb HD 2gb RAM OSX 10.5
Well, currently I have a SATA cable on a SATA II controller. Apparently, the drive is only backwards compatible with SATA II and the SATA cable can't handle the overload.
I dunno. I'll give it a whirl and see what happens, anyway. At the very least, should see a speed increase on the SATA controller after replacing the cable, as it will allow 3Gbps throughput."That's Peter Graves scat! I'd know it anywhere!"
05-02-2014, 01:04 PM #18
When you formatted the SSD, did you use the GUID partition table?"A body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion until pushed out of bounds by the Strong Safety."
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