Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB HD problems.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by orangejuice, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. orangejuice macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Long story short,

    I received my Samsung F1 HD753 HD this morning, and I installed it into bay Two.

    When I fire up OSX I am prompted with an error message, I believe OSX states that the disk is unreadable , I go into disk utility and the Samsung Hard Drive is clearly listed underneath my BTO Apple drive.

    Every option within the first Aid Window is greyed out, I cannot verify the disk, or repair the disk, in fact, I don't know if this would even help me at all?

    I am really confused as to where to do from here, the company I bought the disk from will not return my phonecalls, nor will they answer any questions I pose to them (They're a large Ebay company).

    Am I doing something wrong here, or is the disk buggered?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks

    BTW It is a new Harpertown MP.
     
  2. orangejuice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ignore my post, I always knew that when my mom said I was special she certainly wasn't lying.

    Forgot to format the disk, looks like Windoze has frazzled my meagre brain!

    Works perfectly now.
     
  3. eji macrumors 6502

    eji

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    Hey. I know you've solved your problem, but I just wanted to chime in with my experience with Samsung Spinpoints: in a word, great!

    For some reason, I'd never really thought of Samsung as worthy HDD manufacturer, always opting instead for WD or Seagate (a bit like Pentax in the D-SLR world). But my experience with a 500GB Spinpoint -- cool, quiet, fast, inexpensive -- to replace the 250GB WD my iMac G5 has made me consider buying a lot more drives from Samsung in the future. Hope your experience with the 750GB model is the same.
     
  4. Somethingelse macrumors newbie

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    Samsung F1 fire

    Ive had Seagate for years with no problem other than noise

    last week i thought id give samsung a go

    within 5 days the PCB set on fire :(

    Ive got most of the data backed up on a Seagate 500, but as the new samsung F1 has my bank info on it, i don't want to send it back and get a replacement, or my money back without wiping it first

    Anyone know how to get a new PCB so i can wipe it before getting a RMA?
     

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  5. weaksauce macrumors newbie

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    Okay...same here

    But I see you figured something out I can't. ALL the options are greyed out. How do I format it and use it. Same EXACT situation for me.
     
  6. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    You can go to disk utility and click on the drive and then click on the partition tab then under volume scheme: select 1 partition and then click the options button and select guid. I think that should work
     

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