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GSmit29
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MacBook Pro with a bricked 320 SSD

I have a MacBook Pro that's been running on a 160GB 320 SSD for about a month. It was on over night and when I woke up I found the computer had crashed. When I started the computer up the hard drive was not detected by the computer.

I have the computer running on a back up via a USB hard drive.

The system profiler shows the following for serial ATA devices

Intel ICH7-M AHCI:

Vendor: Intel

Product: ICH7-M AHCI

Speed: 1.5 Gigabit

Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

Disk Utility does not show any drive at all.

Is this drive having the 8MB firmware issue?

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idata
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To be sure connect the drive to some PC, that have BIOS, not EFI like MacBook Pro. If that pc detects the drive with 8MB size, then it should be 8MB bug.

But I suggest you to RMA the drive anyway, two weeks later

GSmit29
Beginner
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I don't have a PC that I can connect it to. I tried using the firmware updater that came out today and it could not find the SSD.

RArak3
Beginner
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Just thought I'd throw this out there but I also have a 160GB 320 that was bricked this past weekend. I was installing Windows via VMWare Fusion and the beach ball came up and would not go away. I hard shut down the MacBook and after that the drive was never recognized again. I did have a chance to connect it to a PC and it was not recognized at all, not even in the BIOS. I went ahead and setup an RMA and shipped my drive out today. Hope you have better luck than I did.

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