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OS 10.4 - installing osx on a new hard drive for my macbook, help plz!!!

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i bought a new 320 gig western digital hard drive off ebay. the seller is trustworthy, no negative comments or feedback, and he's a powerseller. the drive seems fine and the macbook says theres nothing wrong with it. only problem is the installation keeps failing! i formatted it correctly and partitioned it, i just cant seem to figure out why it keeps failing 45 mins to an hour into the installation. does anyone have any ideas of what may be wrong?
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Did you run Disk Utility on it? How about transferring large amounts of data at once. Maybe there's a loose connection somewhere and the drive goes offline for a few seconds which is why it's failing.
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