3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 12:01 PM by Robert w. from CA
nancyl20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I had to replace a new internal Hard drive on a macbook late 2006 13" white. I put a Seagate 500 GB SATA 16mb 7200 RPM and also I upgrade the ram to 2gb, but when I try to installed Mac OS Snow Leopard, the computer does not read the internal hard drive to install the snow leopard. How can I resolved this problem??


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Snow Leopard
  • 1. Re: macbook 2006 doesn't read the new hard drive
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    You must prep the new drive:

     

    Drive Preparation

     

    1. Boot from your OS X Installer Disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button.  When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.

     

    2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Note the SMART status of the drive in DU's status area.  If it does not say "Verified" then the drive is failing or has failed and will need replacing.  SMART info will not be reported  on external drives. Otherwise, click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.

     

    3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the drop down menu to one. Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to GUID then click on the OK button. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed.

     

    4. Select the volume you just created (this is the sub-entry under the drive entry) from the left side list. Click on the Erase tab in the DU main window.

     

    5. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Security button, check the button for Zero Data and click on OK to return to the Erase window.

     

    6. Click on the Erase button. The format process can take up to several hours depending upon the drive size.

     

    7. When completed quit DU and return to the installer. Complete the Snow Leopard installation.

  • 2. Re: macbook 2006 doesn't read the new hard drive
    nancyl20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You! =)

  • 3. Re: macbook 2006 doesn't read the new hard drive
    Robert w. from CA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same comp... A few days ago I put a Hitachi 1T SATA 16mb 7200 RPM and also I upgrade the ram to 2gb (but that was a while ago), but when I try to partition the drive, it immediately fails and reads: input/output error. I am running Mac OS Leopard 10.5... any help would be greatly appreciated.