The internal SATA cable in my MacBook Pro gave out. I wanted to pull some data off my 480 GB Ultra II, so I removed the drive and hooked it up using a USB to SATA adapter. Unfortunately, the drive is not recognized at all. I tried it on my MBP as well as on an older laptop running Linux.
The adapter works using regular spinning 2.5" HDDs, so I know it’s not faulty.
Could this be a power issue (I noticed the SSD says 1.6 amperes on the label)? Or does it seem like it could have failed along with the cable?
I would be grateful for any suggestions!