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    hard drive compatibility issue

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    hard drive compatibility issue
    i was running a western digital drive with mac osx 10.6.3
    i switched to a hitachi drive that is running osx10.6.8
    i have the 2.66 ghz quad core entel xeon 8 gigs of ram
    the new drive locks up anybody got an answer for this problem?

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    hard drive compatibility issue

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    these drives are all hot swap hard drives. just one drive is giving major issues

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    hard drive compatibility issue
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    Does it lock up in any other position? In other words, have you tried it in any of the other slots?

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    hard drive compatibility issue
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    Download SMARTReporter and let it run in the Menu Bar. it will advise if you have drive problems. It does happen even brand new HDD do fail.


    http://www.corecode.at/smartreporter/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    hard drive compatibility issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dumb guy View Post
    i switched to a hitachi drive that is running osx10.6.8
    Where did you get this hard drive? Was OS X installed while it was on a different Mac?
    Because different hardware requires different drivers, OS X installations are Mac model-specific.

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    hard drive compatibility issue

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    Yes I was installed on some othe mac. how would I go about finding the correct drivers

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    hard drive compatibility issue
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    Boot from your Snow Leopard disc, holding down 'C' after the chime, leave installer and go to Utilities > Disk Utility > Repair Disk > Partition and choose GUID. Then back to installer and run it. When finished download the OS X.6.8 Combo Updater.


    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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