trouble getting Leopard Installer to see SATA drive

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

  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    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


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    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

    Jan 11, 2006
    I figured it out.

    I was stupidly putting the drive back in upside down!

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