New WD Hard Drive won't Format
Old 1TB hard drive went bad so I replaced it with a new 2TB drive from ifixit site. Same manufacturer. Followed repair instructions taking care to note all plug pin locations.
After reassembly and booting from SnowLeopard CD, I ran Disk Utilities. The drive appears and is listed as WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0 Media. Under the erase tab it says total capacity is 0 bytes and Partition Map says unformatted. It's a new drive and needs to be formatted, fine. But the Erase button, Format menu, and Name field are all dimmed. Nothing in Disk Utils will get that Erase button dark.
So I disassembled and unplugged/replugged all connections, rebooted from CD, tried Disk Utility again, but there was no change.
Is this a bad drive?
Is this a good question?