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Suggestion: Sell SSD/HD cable bundles for the 2011/12 MBP

The reason I am bringing this up is I had to answer another question relating to the HD cable failure in a non-Unibody MBP where the OP tested it in an enclosure and it was yet another failed HD cable. The question I am referencing can be found here.

I have patched the 2012 guide to caution people on this issue and referenced the HD cable guide, but what seems like the best solution to nip this issue entirely is to sell a SSD/HD cable/electrical tape bundle to get the odds in the system owners favor and remove some of these questions. I’m sure you have a 2011/12 MBP to show how the patching process is done.

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Hi Nick,

Thanks for your feedback! I’ll pass this along to our parts team and see what they think. I appreciate you taking the time to help other users that are experiencing this cable failure issue!

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It happens a *lot* on the HD cable Unibodys. It hits the 2011/12 systems the hardest because they're SATA III ready and people put these drives in only to find it's dead enough to work with the factory drives (SATA II) and fail with an SSD/SATA III HD. The other cause is their 2012 has the SATA II cable since it was updated mid cycle. In addition to that, the 2011 stock cables are all SATA II and can't handle SATA III drives.

Then they come to Answers and it's always that factory cable - changing it fixes the problem nearly 100% of the time - if not 100% of the time. It has to be from the 2012 for both or you end up with the same issues as if the cable was bad - yes, it works in the 2011.


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