Please help! I have a problem with my new HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dionysus.ms, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Dionysus.ms macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I have a late 2009 MacBook pro 15" with 500GB HD @ 7200 rpm.
    My hard drive crashed so I got a new 500GB @ 5400 rpm and also a seagate HD (the original one was seagat) then I tried to install snow leopard but neither the installation nor the disk utility could recognize my new hard drive. Even at the system profile, it doesn't appear there.
    But when I put it into an enclosure at plugged it into USB port the IATA lagoon recognize it normally and I try to install leopard OS onto it, and it just worked but when I put it inside the Mac, it wouldn't recognize it.

    I tried to use another hard drives, I tried an original Sony vaio 250GB, well it can be recognized also I put the new hard drive into the vaio and it worked there too.

    Please any one could know what the problem might be?
     
  2. Cpt.N00B macrumors newbie

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    If disk utility can't find the HD in sidebar, it's probably you didn't plug it in correctly. Since the it worked externally, I doubt it's a failed HD. You should try and return it. If not keep it and use it in the enclosure. Get a 120 gb SSD and put it into your macbook pro. Makes you mac fly.
     
  3. Dionysus.ms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I treid it

    Thank you for your reply, there is no problem with the connection because I checked it like 100 times and redo the whole process even more :(
     

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