Installed new HD, now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by milk242, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. milk242 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    Hi everyone before I write this new drive off as broken I would like to know if I need to do anything after I put a new HD in my mac. I bought the hitachi 7k200 200gig hd and when I booted up my install cd it didn't find a destination drive. Am I missing something or is my hd just bad? Thanks
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    You need to format the drive first.

    In the Apple menu from the installer interface there should be an option called Disk Utility. Open that and you should be able to erase/format the hard drive to HFS+ (Journaled).

    Then you will be able to install.
  3. milk242 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
  4. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    Great advice Yippy. That's the first thing I'd check. I have the same exact drive from Newegg, and went through the same thing a few weeks back.

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