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milfredo
Mar 29, 2009, 11:53 AM
I'm trying to install a 250Gig IDE drive into my Powerbook 1.67 but when I try to install OSX the disk can't be seen. When I put the old disk back in it works fine so it looks as though the new HD is not compatible. The disk is a Western Digital WD2500BEVE does anyone know why this might not work and what I should be looking for when buying a new drive?

Thanks,
Will



KingYaba
Mar 29, 2009, 12:03 PM
Put your OS X DVD in the optical drive and restart holding the C key or option key. Go to disk utility and format the new hard drive to journaled hfs+

milfredo
Mar 29, 2009, 04:35 PM
Go to disk utility and format the new hard drive to journaled hfs+

Bugger, forgot about this! I shall try again tomorrow. Thanks very much.

clyde2801
Mar 29, 2009, 09:39 PM
The disk works, I paid a 3rd party apple authorized center to install it for me this last week, and it's extremely quiet compared with my old toshiba HD.

Good luck with your replacement.