A friend of mine at work recently purchased on of the new MacBook Air laptops. I was amazed at how fast the darn thing booted up and how applications opened almost instantly. I decided to order and SSD and install it as the main drive in my mid-2010 MacBook Pro.
I chose this drive from OWC. It arrived yesterday and I installed it last night.
Unfortunately, the Mac does not “recognize” the drive at all. Nothing shows up in Disk Utility so I am unable to format the drive and install anything onto it. I tried it in both the main drive bay and also in the optical drive bay. No difference.
Have emailed OWC tech support for further instructions.
14:00 – Update on this. I was pleasantly surprised to get a very quick response from OWC tech support (on Sunday even). A very nice fellow, Andy Loy, recommended that I try booting from the recovery partition on my old drive or, failing that, an OS X 10.6 installer and see if the SSD drive would be recognized. As it turns out that worked fine and I am now running of said SSD drive. Very fast!
I got an email from the good folks at Twitter the other day saying that my account may have been compromised and that I should change my password. No worries – I did that.
I hadn’t checked my Twitter feed lately and when I did this morning I found some goofy post about not wanting to go to work tomorrow with a link to some SPAM site taking about making money working from home.
Fortunately Twitter allows you to delete tweets.
So consider this a Public Service Announcement – look at your Twitter feed every now and then and make sure everything this is something that you recognize.