New Hard drive not recognized on Macbook Air.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by zaytsevi, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. zaytsevi macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    I have the 1st generation of the Macbook Air. Serial #: W881188DY51

    I purchased a new hard drive from this website. I have connected a USB CD and purchased snow leopard. During the install screen, it doesnt show the new hard drive. What can I do? How do I format it? It is connected properly. Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You are going to partition and format the disk using Disk Utility from the Tools menu. You will need to change the options so that it is formatted as GUID (instead of Master Boot Record or Apple Partition Table), then make the actual format MacOS X Extended (Journaled).


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