My 60GB intel SSD is not recognised after I formatted it in Macbook?

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  1. NYCtech

    NYCtech Notebook Consultant

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    The SSD is barely used but out of warranty. I just want it for an OS drive.

    Anyway I was going to put it in my macbook so I connected it via USB and formatted it. Now my macbook or my win10 machine wont recognise it. Even when I take out the internal hard drive and connect it via SATA.....

    Is there some kind of boot loader on these that I might have wiped? Are there any tools to try and fix it?

    Its an intel 320
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    MacOS formatted in a different file system

    try running a diskpart / clean command on it

    See this post to get an idea on how to use diskpart, when you are doing the select disk command, make sure you are selecting THAT SSD in order to not wipe any other drive, you would be able to tell by the disk size >>> http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...lean-installation-guide.781178/#post-10085610
     
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    NYCtech Notebook Consultant

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    I have the macbook apart and the moment, cleaning out under the logic board and reapplying thermal paste, no wonder the thing would go from 2000rpm to 6000 instantly, the paste was terrible. I have some 25% silver stuff, non brand name from an electronics supplier.

    Anyway is there a similar tool I can use in windows?

    I went into diskmanagement, not there, I went into diskpart under cmd, list disk, its not there either.....

    I downloaded the intel SSD toolbox and it doesnt show up in there either. uggggh
     
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    Is there a driver or a boot partition or something on SSDs that i might have wiped?
     
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    no man, no matter what MacOS did to it in terms of formatting, you should always be able to see it in diskpart / list disk

    If you can't, the only thing I can think of is you accidentally fried it with static electricity [​IMG]. Wearing socks while holding that SSD for example could lead to an instant micro barbecue party because socks hold all the static electricity in your body; same goes for shoes that have rubber soles.
     
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    Yeah, nit much to do. You could try experiment like hotplugging to pc while in BIOS and leaving it for 30 minutes or so but if BIOS doesn't list it even after this... Then even firmware flashing utility running from DOS most likely won't but you could try one too.
     
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