How to Installa Western Digital Black2 in Macbook Pro Mid 2012

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  1. iChicken macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2015
    Hi everybody

    I try to install wd black2 in my mac this drive but i have problemas.

    The mac no:eek:does not recognize or left to set the disk drive fusion.

    Has anyone tried installing this hard drive
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I think I know what you're getting at.

    I'm going on the assumption that you swapped out your existing hard-drive with this hard-drive (you're not putting it in the optical bay with a data doubler for instance).

    If this is the case, it's worth remembering that a new hard-drive will just be blank and unformatted, so won't be recognised.

    The easiest thing to do would be to read your old hard-drive through an external SATA dock, and hold 'Alt' on startup to get to the Recovery partition. If this doesn't work, you can go through Internet Recovery by holding Cmd+R on startup. Please be aware the Internet Recovery will take some time to open, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

    Once you're in Internet Recovery, open Disk Utility. The hard-drive should be visible there. Format it as OS X Extended (Journaled). Once that's formatted, quit Disk Utility, and click 'Reinstall OS X'. Then you will see your newly-formatted partition, and you reinstall OS X to there.

    Please let me know if this works, or if you run into any problems at any of these steps. Any photographs of error messages (where applicable) you can also provide would be helpful.

    Speak with you soon.
  3. 1madman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2013
    Richmond, BC, Canada
    You need to run WD's setup software as the drive needs to be partitioned and formatted in a special way.
  4. iChicken thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2015
    I've tried what you said and I can not install that way, I use the software mentioned by 1madman1

    I used this software and I can not restore, I get error using an error recovery ... I get 22 or 20 I remember well, I can do.
  5. iChicken thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2015
    I no longer will use the WD, now I buy a 1TB Seagate SSHD. Are saying about this hard drive is good.

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