08-21-2013 10:01 AM
15" Macbook Pro (5,1 late 2008)
I think I have done everything I can according to what I have read and I am left mystified. I purchased a new SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD through Amazon to replace the Intel 80GB SSD that I have been using as my boot drive and which is installed in the optical drive bay.
• I removed the original HDD (working perfectly and used for storage) from the hard drive bay and installed the Extreme: no sign of it in System Report/Profile or Disk Utility.
At various times I have run the Extreme 240GB Firmware Updater version R211 from my external optical drive. It sees the Intel SSD but not the SanDisk.
So I have successfully installed OS X on my Extreme SSD and can boot from it as an external via USB but I can't use it internally. I am now back to my original configuration (working just as it did before) with the Extreme in the external enclosure mocking me.
12-30-2014 06:03 AM
Sorry to hear that but the Nvidia MCP79 chipset is known to be faulty and i remember that even apple replaced some of these laptops with this chipset. None of the ssd will work properly with this one so i would suggest to change the chipset to use the drive normally.
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