trouble getting Leopard Installer to see SATA drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mark2288, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I'm replacing my friend's hard drive in her Macbook. I threw in a SATA drive I had laying around but the Leopard Installer does not recognize it. I have it formatted to HFS+ and the hard drive mounts if I plug it via USB into my computer. The drive won't even show up in Disk Utility off when in her Macbook.

    Any advice? Does it need to be formatted in a different variant of HFS+? Maybe I haven't pushed it in enough?
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Which Macbook is it, exact model, early/late 2008? And list the Hard Drive specs, 2.5"? 1.8"? model number, manufacturer etc.
     
  3. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I figured it out.

    I was stupidly putting the drive back in upside down!
     

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