Problem installing new HDD in 2006 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ed59, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Ed59 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    Trying to install a ne 750gb HDD in MacBook and having a problem when trying to Partition the new drive.
    Install all went ok. Booted for install disc and accessed utilities ok.
    The HDD is listed as being 5.5Tb even though it is only 750gb???
    When trying to Partition it comes up with an error saying it can't source the drive? No input/output?
    Anyone shed some light on this problem for me and hopefully have a solution.
  2. reubenroyapple macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    Unfortunatley, these old macbooks only support up to 500GB and they often will go very strange if you try to put more than 500GB (i tried a 640GB a few years ago- the same thing happened) I'm afraid you have to stick with 500GB maximum.
    What you can do is pretend it is a 500GB drive.
    Make 2 partitions, one 500 and the other can be for other storage. Install mac on the 500 partition and you will have to change settings to make some things save onto your other partition
  3. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
  4. gma macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012
    I am having the same problem with a 500GB WD Scorpio Blue on a mid 2007 macbook 2,1 core duo 2. I cannot partition the new HDD, saying that it has an input/output error, so something is happening. It is also recognized as a 3,4 TB HDD.... Anyone has a clue?

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