MBP 13" wont recognise the hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ermir4444, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. ermir4444 macrumors regular


    Oct 25, 2009
    Toronto On
    hey guys i just got a wd scorpio internal hard drive na dput it in an enclosure.
    I connected to my mbp and it wont recognize it. It says that this disk is not supported by the computer. when i go to disk utility it recognizes it but u cant do anything with it. Does this happen cuz the drive was not formatted for osx or the enclosure might be faulty. Is there a menu on disk utility that i can click to format this drive with osx.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    OS X uses a file system called HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) and you can erase/partition any drive via Disk Utility and the appropriate tab.



    Do you use an external enclosure with USB or one with Firewire?
  3. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    In Disk Utility, if you click on the disk you want to format in the left hand panel, you should see some tabs appear in the main part of the window... click on Erase, and use Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and simply hit erase.

    If this doesn't work, my bet is the enclosure or disk is faulty.

    EDIT: beaten to it!

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