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Hitachi 500GB SATA - MacBookPro


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I have a 2007 issue MBP and a few days ago I busted the HD.

Seeing as it was just a 160Gb unit, I decided to upgrade it to a 500Gb as I had read previously that it was ok to do so.

Installed it yesterday and all is working fine. However, the MBP is still seeing the disk as a 160 Gb and not a 500 Gb unit.

Bizarre? Or is this normal?

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Open up disk utility, and go to partitions.
What is showing up there?
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6string - thank you
I know it is something dumb that I am doing!

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I've heard of this before, but I don't recall why it was or what the solution was.
If it were me, I would boot from my install disc (holding C when once you hear the chime), select language, the go to utilities>disk utilities in the menu bar, and repair disk, and if that didn't solve it, erase disk.
Hopefully someone will tune into this thread and explain what's going on meanwhile.
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Are you sure that it's the 500GB HD?
The one that's showing up is Hitachi HTS545016B9A300 in the disk description at the bottom which is Hitachi HTS545016B9A300 2.5-Inch 160GB SATA HDD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
Is that the drive that you put in, or is that the drive that was in there?
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did you use Carbon Copy Cloner? Or another utility?

I had a BIG issue with this three weeks ago when I tried this install. I FINALLY found the solution, and you probably arent gonna like it...

For some reason, even with the 7k500 installed, and unmounted, I booted from an external firewire OWC enclosure where I Had the original HD installed.

I tried cloning literally 6-10 times, with no success. I know Computer stuff pretty well, and on this I was stumped. It did the same thing yours did. I had a 250GB HD originally, and the 500GB kept saying only 250GB hd was installed.

I had enough, I completely erased and reformatted the 7k500, booted from my snow leopard CD, installed a completely new version of it on the 7k500, and once install was complete, dragged and dropped all of the files from my old HD onto my new one. I haven't looked back. It is running fast as ever, and I am grinning ear to ear when I start up applications and load time is half of what it used to be.

Good luck! =)

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A second check would be to go to System Profiler under 'About this Mac'. Go to Serial -ATA it should tell you the Hitachi model number, space, serial etc.

I'm thinking you got a Hitachi 5400rpm 160GB
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