How to get MBP to recognize HDD in DVD bay

Bluedog54

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Dec 7, 2011
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I've replaced the DVD drive in 2010 15" MBP with a 750 HDD. I can hear the drive spinning, but how do I get the OS to recognize the new drive?
 

Gizmo22

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Oct 22, 2009
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I've replaced the DVD drive in 2010 15" MBP with a 750 HDD. I can hear the drive spinning, but how do I get the OS to recognize the new drive?
If installed correctly, should be automatic I believe. Coincidentally enough I did the same in an early 2011 about 3 hours ago and was up and running.

To clarify, nothing shows up in Finder either? What about Disk Utility?
 

Bluedog54

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Dec 7, 2011
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If installed correctly, should be automatic I believe. Coincidentally enough I did the same in an early 2011 about 3 hours ago and was up and running.

To clarify, nothing shows up in Finder either? What about Disk Utility?
No, unfortunately no appearance in either finder or the utility. I'm thinking it must be a bad drive. I can hear it spinning though.
 

Gizmo22

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Oct 22, 2009
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Midwest USA
No, unfortunately no appearance in either finder or the utility. I'm thinking it must be a bad drive. I can hear it spinning though.
Spinning means it is getting power, but does not mean it is properly seated with regards to the data connection. Really anxious for you to get to the bottom of this so I can ask you if you notice the same increase in heat and vibration with one. Temps seem to be up 5-6 degrees Centigrade at idle, and a bit more vibration can be felt.
 

hackerwayne

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It will be automatically detected, however, if the drive is new it will be unformatted, that means you won't be able to see it in Finder. Go to Disk Utility and see if the drive is listed there, if its not, chances are its a problem with the disk, if so, RMA it.
 
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