06-23-2013, 10:50 AM #1
Macbook Pro not recognising new hard drive in disk utility.
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- Jun 23, 2013
Hey guys, I know this gets asked a lot but I've done a lot of searching and still can't find the answer to my question, apologies if it exists somewhere.
Basically I'm replacing my old internal drive with one of these Amazon.com: WD Blue Notebook 500GB SATA 3.0 Gb/s 2.5-Inch Internal Notebook Hard Drive Retail Kit: Computers & Accessories
Won't show up in disk utility. I was thinking faulty hard drive cable BUT my old hard drive shows up just fine. Could it be anything other than that the new hard drive I've bought is faulty? Don't have a caddy so can't test it out but was just wondering if anyone had any ideas? Also reset the PRAM with no luck.
06-23-2013, 02:22 PM #212" rMB 256gb | Mac Mini | 24" ACD | 64GB Verizon iPhone 6s Plus | 64GB iPad Air 2 LTE | 16GB iPad mini 2 | Gen 7 Nano | Gen 4 iPod Touch | TV1 | TV3 | TV4 | Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray
06-23-2013, 06:51 PM #3
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
G'day and welcome to the forums.
What operating system? OS x.6 use the DVD and boot from that, into Disk Utility and as JohnCL suggests, format Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and set up GUID under Partition. If Lion or Mountain Lion did you by chance make a USB thumb drive prior to running Installer?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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