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Joe Important

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I am having trouble upgrading to a new hard drive on my A1176 Mac Mini (2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 SDRAM). I have done this process before with no trouble when I upgraded the factory installed hard drive to a 500 GB drive a year ago. However, this time I am having trouble with the install process.

So, I have opened the case and installed the new 1TB Samsung HD (this one specifically: - SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive )

When I turn on the computer, it recognizes my external hard drive and wants to know if I want to restore my latest Time Machine Backup. I select that option and click the latest date. **FYI: I am running the latest version of OS X 10.7.4**

Then I am asked to select a destination for the restore.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM: the new hard drive is not an option (in fact, there aren't any options).

I checked the system information and the computer is recognizing the new drive, but it won't let me choose it as a destination.

What am I doing wrong? I am at a total loss.

Thanks in advance for reading and responding.

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