Original HD not appearing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Evo13, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Evo13 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2014
    Backstory: Early 2011, 13" MBP. So recently, when I tried booting up my MBP, it would show an Apple logo with a grey bar underneath and would shutoff on itself in a matter of seconds. Figured hard drive is failing, time to replace, but of course no back up.

    Ordered myself an SSD, Samsung 840 Evo 500GB, an external HD, WD My Passport Ultra 1TB and a Sabrent usb 3.0 to sata/ide HD adapter.

    As of now, I have installed my SSD and put OS X (10.7.5) on it and assumed, I can connect my original hard drive via usb and use either CCC or Superduper to clone onto my external and that onto my SSD. But, it seems my computer does not recognize the hard drive, it would not show up on drop down menu of CCC/Superduper.

    Went into Disk Utility and saw my original hard drive but it appeared greyed out. How can I make it so I am able to create a clone or even backup into my external HD?

    Screen shot of greyed out and error messages.
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The old hard drive is probably shot. It may not be easy to get the data off of it.

    I used to have a copy of DiskWarrior that I'd boot off of when I had a disk that OSX Disk Utility couldn't repair. It usually did the trick.

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