hard drive not showing

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kristian, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. kristian macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    I have just bought a 500gb Deckstar 7K500 SATA11 16mb and according to macupgrades where I purchased it it should be compatible with my 1.8MHz single core G5 PowerMac. I have have put it in it's slot, but it does not show anywhere at all....??? Heeeelp!
  2. Roy macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2006
    Have to thought about formating the hard drive with the disk utility?;)
  3. kristian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    I would love to but how do I do that when it does show up anywhere...all I get is my start-up disk...:confused:
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    So you're saying it's not in Disk Utility? Does it sound like it's spinning up?
  5. Roy macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2006
    Once you get your installer disk loaded, then look in your menu at the top of the screen and you will find the disk utility under one of the columns. Once the disk utility loads, then you should see your drive you need to format. Once formated, then you should see the drive and then install/upgrade the software and etc.

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