SSD Not Showing Up Mac! [Why and How to Fix]🏅

My MacBook Pro got stuck while I was working. I had to shut it down forcibly, tried setting it back on, and it started showing question marks with a folder. When I went into disk utilities, it couldn't detect my SSD anymore! Why is my SSD not detecting in my MacBook and how can I fix it? Please help.

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Jaden· Answered on Mar 20, 2024

💡Several causes for the SSD not detecting in MacBook:

  • 1. Connection: loose fittings can prevent detection.
  • 2. Drive Format: SSD does not show up when it is incorrectly formatted.
  • 3. Faulty SSD: damage or malfunction may impede detection.
  • 4. Firmware Update: the SSD firmware might need updating for MacBook compatibility.

🔧Quick Fixes to Fix the SSD not showing up on MacBook:

  • Fix 1. Confirm secure connections between SSD & MacBook.
  • Fix 2. Reformat the unrecognized SSD on the Mac.
  • Fix 3. Verify SSD compatibility with the MacBook model and macOS version in use.
  • Fix 4. Ensure correct installation and update of required drivers for SSD operation.

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You can also use the Terminal command line on Mac when you can't find your SSD in the Disk Utility's interface. The detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1. Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities.

Step 2. To launch the application, double-click Terminal.

Step 3. At the command prompt, type diskutil list and press Return. Take note of the SSD's identification.

Step 4. Type diskutil verifyVolume SSD_ID and press Return.

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