Early 2006 Core Duo upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Angryweasel, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Angryweasel macrumors newbie

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    I did a quick search and couldn't find anything specifically to what I had questions about.

    The hard drive in my ancient MBP was starting to click so I opted to buy a new HDD. I choose a 7200RPM seagate 500GB drive and I am having issues. I can hear it spin up, but it is not seen when I try to install OSX.

    Do these old MBP have limitations on the maximum HDD that can be installed?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    What file format is the drive?

    Boot up your mac with the OS X disk inserted. Select Disk Utility and format as Mac OS X Extended Journaled.
     
  3. Angryweasel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I feel like an idiot. It's been so long since I've worked on macs that I forgot that step. Thanks for your help.
     
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    stridemat

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    No worries! Did it work? I like easy questions like this :)
     

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