Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to Robert Madry)
One suggestion I have is to -
- Reinstall the original hard drive.
- Put the new one in an enclosure with a compatible connection for your MacBook.
- Use software such as Bombich's Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the entire contents of the old drive to the new.
- Swap the old and new drives (use the old as a backup.)
- Test again.
If that doesn't work, it's likely the new hard drive either has a fault in it or simply is not compatible with the MacBook in some way. I have not heard anything about 1TB drives not being compatible in general.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 9:52 PM (in response to Robert Madry)
I suspect the drive is not compatible. I remember the older PowerBooks had a size limit to thier hard drives. Try partitioning the drive to 50/50 and see if it still has problems.
Alternatively, cos you have the new drive you could just drop it into an enclosure and use it as back up to clear your original HD. It's not a good idea to keep all your eggs in one basket anyway. Just a thought.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Silly rabbit)
Found an article which confirms 500G limit on this model. I'm tempted to do the partician thing as you suggest but now the little plastic tab that allows you to get the HD out is almost torn off-I've had the drive in/out several times. If Best Buy will take the 1T back I'll swap for a 500 & see if that works. I'll post a f/u. btw the Apple support guy had no idea about any size limit tho to his credit he didn't charge me.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 1:33 PM (in response to Silly rabbit)
PBs and earlier G 3 macs had a limit size of 8 GB (what times!). I do not think current MBs have such a limit, reported problem may be due to something else, not disk capacity. I suspect the connection, but may be something else.
anyway, a good test it to take an enclosure, anyway useful, older internal disk may be used as external disk, and install system while in the enclosure. If this also leads to problems, the disk may be damaged ‘from the box’, it is rare, but may happen.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to Cattus Thraex)
Well sadly the new 500G HD also experiences kernal crashes. I partitioned it into 2 250 segments and am trying again which I am doubtful will work. Makes me wonder if somehow the backups on Time Machine are faulty. Should I consider starting with a bland HD, installing the OS, reinstalling the applications and then attempt to restore specific date from TM. Sounds painful. Last yr I had a HD drive failure on an iMac and it restored nicely from TM system data and all.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to Robert Madry)
Are you taking about internal or external?
I seriously doubt that 1 TB hard drive for macbook does exist.
Even if exist making 1 TB internal hard drive will cost macbook pro price itself.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to nvnv0)
World is moving fast, there are; the first generation was a little thicker, 12.5 mm, but even this generation has room in the newer generation of MBs (200i9 or newer). In my MB, there is no room for it, the disk must be 9.5 mm thick.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to Silly rabbit)
Probably not the RAM since it works fine when I put the original HD back in. Btw I am definitely talking internal. I'm bout to give up on this project. Too frustrating! Thanks to all.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Robert Madry)
Ok problem finally solved after $50 phone call to Apple. The key was to insist I be referred to a Time Machine specialist before I would agree to pay. I had been booting off a Leopard startup disc, formatting the blank HD then under Utililities requesting a "restore" which would appear to work but always resulted in a kernal crash. Turns out you can't restore a Lion backup that way-have to put Lion on the new HD first or, as I did, create a Lion Recovery Disc on a thumb drive, boot from that and then repeat the process. All is finally now well although I wish I'd have installed at least 500G rather than the 250G I did. I kept taking them back thinking they were to big for this Mac model (one source says there is a 500G limit). Guess I should have started with the 800# guys-actually I did briefly but not one with Time Machine expertise). Hope my misery helps someone else.