Samsung 830 not detected by 2007 MBP (Santa Rosa)

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

  1. corz422 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    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 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Make sure that you use apple partition scheme
  3. corz422 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    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?
  4. corz422 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
  5. sofianito macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2011
    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


    Aug 4, 2008
    a jumper?
  7. 01mggt macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    When my 2008 mb would not see it's new hard drive, a PRAM reset made it work instantly.

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