MBP Hard drive upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fightingcec246, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. fightingcec246 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 2011 MACBOOK PRO, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 with 4GB 1333MHz DDR3.

    Everything is stock Apple. I ran out of hard drive space.
    I purchased a Seagate Momentus (Model # ST1000LM024)1TB hard drive (5400RPM) with 8 MB cache.

    I also purchased Apricorn's drive replacement w/ external case.

    I have used three different ways to backup my existing hard drive to the new one....all three completed the transfer 100%, all good to go. The three methods used were the System utility, Apricorns own product and Shirtpocket.

    However, when I went to install the new drive and boot the system, I got a nasty kernel error. It stated along the lines "Kernel panic.....cpu unrecognized".
    I tried rebooting each time to my OS X system CD-but I would get the same error. When I put my original drive back into the laptop, everything would boot fine....so, I am pretty sure it is the new hard drive.

    Any ideas or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    OBTW: This is my wifes laptop, so failure is not an option!

    -Joe
     
  2. sofianito macrumors 65816

    sofianito

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    Seagate forum to check out known issues. You might need to update the HDD firmware to latest version...
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried doing a fresh install of OS X to the new drive? If that works you could then migrate everything from the old drive.
     

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