Power Mac G5 Hard Drive Installation Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Taka13, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Taka13 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    Current Set-Up

    Model Name: Power Mac G5
    Model Identifier: PowerMac7,3
    Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.1.8f7

    Serial-ATA Bus:


    Capacity: 149.05 GB
    Model: ST3160023AS
    Revision: 3.05
    Serial Number: 3JS36APG
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ata
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Serial-ATA
    Bay Name: "A (upper)"
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    PLANT 2:
    Capacity: 148.93 GB
    Available: 28.77 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Mount Point: /Volumes/PLANT 2

    New SATA Drive

    Western Digital
    SATA 300 MB
    500GB | Go
    WD Caviar SE16
    16MB Cache
    7200 RPM

    So I went out on a mission to upgrade my hard drive and I printed the "simple" installation guide from Apple and had no problem installing the SATA drive (I was updgrading the secondary hard drive and have not made any alterations to the main hard drive where the Mac OS X resides. However, when I boot up my computer, it shows the question mark in folder /grey screen.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Hold down option and see if the comptuer can see your OS X drive. If you can, just click on it and restart. If not, try starting up using the OS X Disc and see if it is seen in the Disk Utility. You may have accidently disconnected or powered off the main OS drive.


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