Can't boot to SSD when installed in primary
I have a MacBook Pro 15" late 2011. I am trying to upgrade the HDD to a SSD.
What I've done:
Cloned original HDD using CCC and the SSD was attached via a USB adapter. Prior to using CCC I formatted the SSD to Mac OS Extended Journaled and set the partition to "1". After CCC completed I changed the boot drive to the SSD while the HDD was still installed internally via the startup disk utility. Everything functioned properly when booting from the SSD through USB. I swapped the HDD (internal) for the SSD; Started the MacBook and all I receive is the flashing folder with the question mark.
The firmware on the SSD is up to date and I have also made sure my Boot ROM Version and SMC Version are the most up to date via the apple website.
The SSD is a Crucial M500 series.
OS X 10.9 (13A603)
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBokPro8,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBp81.0047.B27
SMC Version (system): 1.69f4