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Jul 23, 2014 12:15 |  #1

I managed quite easily to replace both my hdd and superdrive in my macbook pro 2010 with ssd's.
I then decided to get an enclosure to still use my superdrive externally.

unfortunately its not recognised properly - the mac knows its there and that there is an external connection, but it won't mount it.

Any ideas?


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Jul 23, 2014 12:27 |  #2

Not sure if Mac is similar to Windows (and also, depending on situation Linux) when it comes to identifying partitions.

If you clone a disk, then the OS may not much like to mount both the original and the new drive at the same time. The physical disks may have different models or different serial numbers, but the cloning of the file system normally gives the clone the same partition serial number.

It's quite normal that the OS uses the partition serial number to correctly mount a drive partition to the same address even if the cable has been moved to a different internal or external connector - or if the file system has been cloned to a completely new disk.


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Jul 23, 2014 19:53 |  #3

Most external slimdrive enclosures require two USB connections, one for data and one for additional power. Did your enclosure come with two USB cables, one of which has a circular power connector?


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Jul 23, 2014 20:17 |  #4

My bet is that Apples hardware requires installation in a Mac. It works in reverse; not many DVD drives are recognized by Mac OS as an internal drive.


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Jul 23, 2014 21:02 |  #5

mcluckie wrote in post #17051931 (external link)
My bet is that Apples hardware requires installation in a Mac. It works in reverse; not many DVD drives are recognized by Mac OS as an internal drive.

Nope. I've done exactly what the OP is trying to do.


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Jul 23, 2014 21:05 |  #6

If it's put in an USB 2 enclosure, then it's quite likely it can't get enough power - USB 3 allows more power to be drawn from a connector.

2.5" HDD often manages to run on a single USB 2 connector but they are close to the limit when considering their spin-up requirements.


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Jul 24, 2014 08:48 as a reply to  @ pwm2's post |  #7

Try this. (external link)


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Jul 25, 2014 06:58 |  #8

Hen3Ry wrote in post #17052818 (external link)
Try this. (external link)

Sweet. And thanks for the education.


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Jul 25, 2014 08:03 |  #9

Hen3Ry wrote in post #17052818 (external link)
Try this. (external link)

This is not the problem the OP has.


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Jul 26, 2014 05:18 |  #10

Tony-S wrote in post #17051883 (external link)
Most external slimdrive enclosures require two USB connections, one for data and one for additional power. Did your enclosure come with two USB cables, one of which has a circular power connector?

No only one


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Jul 26, 2014 05:23 as a reply to  @ hania's post |  #11

This is an incredibly embarrassing admission - working fine now - would have helped it I had realised which way up the enclosure should be.....


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Jul 26, 2014 08:35 |  #12

Glad you sorted it out.


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