Upgraded 750 gb hard disk on macbook pro 2010 help please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by navigates, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Hi all. I would reallyyy appreciate your help.

    I've just upgraded my macbook pro's hard disk from 250 to 750gb. All screws and wires are correct and installed just fine. However the installation disc for mac osx does not see the drive to install it on?

    I cannot even find the disc utility option anywhere. Can some one please help.?
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I used a totally different procedure when I did mine. I put the new disk in an external USB case and set it up as bootable with Disk utility. I then ran carbon copy and cloned the disk.

    You can then change the start up disk to the new disk while it is still in the external enclosure and test it booting and then swop the drive out.
  3. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Got it. The Disc Utility was listed on the top
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    We're you able to fix your problem? You need to format the drive as a Mac drive before you are able to install OSX, this is done with disk utility

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