. Help with installing an SSD into a Mac ? Answered
From a no knowledge base I have taken out the dead hard drive on my friend's early 2009 iMac, using youtube as a guide, and replaced it with an SSD.
I used a crucial MX300 and it is totally compatible.
I have El Capitan on a flash drive
When I started up the mac it showed a question mark.
When I started it up with the flash drive in, and held option, it does not show the new hard drive in disk utility., just the flash drive.
I read around and it seems that the new SSD should be formatted before installation.
Lots of people seem to have this problem; I read a small answer where someone said that you could connect another mac to get into the iMac's disc utility and somehow format the new SSD; they did not go into detail but it seemed to suggest that the letter T was used on start up.
Or is the only way to this to remove the SSD and use an adaptor and connect it to a mac to format it?
Any advice or links will be gratefully received.