New internal ATA dive isn't recognized

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  1. cougarwing macrumors newbie

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    I've just upgraded my PowerBook G4 2.5" ATA Hard Drive (from 60GB to 160GB) - and I can't get the computer to recognize the drive. I've tried using Disk Utility from the OSX install disc and DiskWarrior - and neither can see the new drive. Could there be some compatibility issue here?
     
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  3. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    Might be a jumper problem.

    Don't know if the Powerbook's were sensitive as to whether or not they are on master or slave.

    Tracer
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've never seen jumpers on a 2.5" IDE hard drive.
     
  5. cougarwing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes - I believe I installed it correctly.
     
  6. cougarwing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible that there's an issue where a PowerBook model will only recognize up to a certain size of internal hard drive?
     
  7. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    ouch. tough install. take 2. ready action...

    most don't require a jumper as they are designed with single/internal applications in mind.

    the jumper block on a 2.5" IDE is the 4 pins to the right (view from the pins, cover on top) of the IDE connector. most retail drives have a guide on the label, most OEM drives do not as no change is required.

    bad luck for the OP as that was a tough install. all i can recommend would be remove, try using an external USB/IDE setup to see if you can get the drive recognized under disk utility, partition/format, and then reinstall. best of luck.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I believe anything older then a PowerBook G3 Pismo would have an issue with a ATA-6 connection.
     
  9. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is possible. I know my quicksilver G4 tower only recognized up to 120gb.

    If the you are putting this 160gb drive in to a g4 powerbook, it would be worth looking in to.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The pins are there, I've just never seen the jumpers being implemented. :p
     

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