Samsung 830 not detected by 2007 MBP (Santa Rosa)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by corz422, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. corz422 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. I could really use some help here. I bought myself a Samsung 830 for my MBP and it's not being detected as a valid installation directory after I install it. I was however able to detect it after booting up with my old HDD so I loaded up disk utility and formatted it as HFS+ and with 1 partition. Is there anything else I could try? this is driving me nuts!
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Make sure that you use apple partition scheme
     
  3. corz422 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi. thanks for responding. quick question since I'm at work bu this issue is really on my mind :eek:... does disk utility in lion default to this apple partition scheme?
     
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  5. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Santa Rosa has SATA (1.5 Gb/s) while Samsung 830 is SATA III (6 Gb/s). In theory the 830 is backward compatible with SATA I but its speed would go at 1.5 Gb/s. Maybe you need to change a jumper in order to get it recognized...
     
  6. definitive macrumors 68000

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    a jumper?
     
  7. 01mggt macrumors 6502

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    When my 2008 mb would not see it's new hard drive, a PRAM reset made it work instantly.
     

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