Stuck in a bootloop with ssd
So I recently pruchased a WD Blue 500GB SSD to replace my HDD in my 13" MBP mid-2012. At first I wanted to clone my HDD to the SSD, looked up a tutorial on ifixit and then followed the procedure. I used superduper to clone it, but whenever I began cloning it kept asking me to convert the deive to APFS, and superduper failed to do so by itself. My SSD was in an Orico disk drive enclosure. I formatted the drive manually through disk utility to APFS. Started the cloning process took approx 16 hours. Then I tried to boot through the ssd while it was in the enclosure however it kept bootlooping, so I figured I should try installing it first, did so and the same thing kept happening. Finally I reinstalled the OS(catalina) through recovery and, the bootloop is still persisting. Right now I am just back to using my HDD, and it has begun to exhibit the same problem. It goes to the progress bar on startup and abruptly reboots.
Things I have tried,
- PRAM and SMC
- Erasing and doing a fresh install of macOS on SSD
- Put the SSD in the Disk ecnlosure and try to boot from there
- Putting the HDD in the enclosure and boot it from there(which works but is extremely slow and I still don't know what to do afterwards)