Installed new SSD drive in iMac...won't recognize it????

Discussion in 'iMac' started by danmc00, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. danmc00 macrumors regular

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    I installed a 320 Series Intel 120 GB SSD HDD in my 27" iMac tonight. I booted from the Snow Leopard DVD and it asks which volume to install to, but nothing comes up there. Any ideas?
     
  2. esmith macrumors member

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    Is the drive initialized ? is it formatted in the Mac file system?

    Use disk utility to see if you can "see" the drive.
     
  3. danmc00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I went to disk utility and I can see the drive there.
     
  4. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Now make sure it's formatted in the "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" format.
     
  5. danmc00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    got it formatted and running, but now my HD fan is running 4400 RPM. I downloaded the HDFanControl trial and it is now running 1100 RPM.

    I didn't attach the thermal sensor to anything when I put it back together since there wasn't a slot for it. Is this OK?
     

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