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Model A1225 / Early 2009 / 2.66, 2.93, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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iMac does not recognize WD Blue SSD

I have replaced the HDD of my iMac by a 1T WD Blue SSD, but the computer is not recognizing the SSD. I booted from a live linux CD and the drive is not showing up on for instance lsblk. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I would suggest to check the connection. And / or test the drive in another computer/external case.

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This is the problem with the Fixed III SSDs in SATA II Macs like this - they do not work! You need a drive with a SATA II mode, or a Fixed II SSD.

As to what drives I’d recommend there are two:

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