In verbose mode [Command V] I could at least get a first hint of the problem, as it showed “Still waiting for root device” every few seconds in an infinite loop.
This error was again present, when I inserted my prior with Diskmaker X prepared USB-stick and booted from it.
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The very odd thing at that time was, that I could still boot to my old Lion install in safe mode [Shift] and everything was running just fine.
Knowing that, I could at least eliminate the possibility of a hardware damage (after reading some posts about dead hard drive cables in Macbooks).
The SSD 530 series is also built around the popular LSI Sand Force SF-2281 controller, and like the other 500 series SSDs, you again get five years of warranty.
What's different is the use of 20nm flash memory, and that the new SSDs come in different formats: 2.5 inches, m SATA and M.2. The new 530s are not aimed just at the traditional SSD market of deskops and laptops.
What I could do, following that guide, was preparing my USB-stick (partition as MBR and Free Space) for the before mentioned windows laptop.
Here I could launch the intel update tool just fine and tried to update the SSD in my usb case – no luck, it couldn’t find the hard drive.I’ve read before somewhere that a firmware upgrade requires the hard drive to be connected by a proper SATA connector, so I tried putting the SSD inside the windows laptop and that FINALLY did do the trick!I could update my firmware from version 2CV102HD to 2CV102M3.After applying that upgrade, thankfully the SSD was found again when inside the main bay of the Macbook and I could use it the way it’s supposed to be again.Enjoying a clean Mavericks install and all it’s improvements right now!However, once initialized and booted, an NVMe/PCIe SSD such as the Intel 750 series will offer performance that is up to 4x that of SATA SSDs.