Faulty HDD optical drive caddy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theman, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. theman macrumors 6502a

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    I have a late 2007 MBP, bought one of the cheap Ebay caddy's (PATA). Installed a new 500gb drive into the caddy, everything went smoothly. When I booted up though, I got this error popup after I logged in,

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."

    But, once I went to Disk Utility, the disk was there and I was able to create a new volume. When I started moving some files over to the volume, everything seemed fine, until suddenly everything froze up. The trackpad went totally unresponsive, and pressing a key on the keyboard once was like holding it down. I had to hold down the power button to shut down. On restart, the drive was nowhere to be found. Restarted again, the drive showed up this time, but when I tried to go to Disk Utility, the same freezing occurred again.

    I popped the drive back out and plugged it into another computer, and it seems to be working fine. Has anyone had a similar issue with this setup? Not sure if I should buy a new caddy, or if maybe something else is the problem.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Asheville, NC
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    This part with a brand new hard drive is exactly what you would expect.

    The rest is not.
     

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