Problems upgrading to 1 TB hard drive
My early 2011 MacBook Pro came with a 320 GB drive, which I wanted to upgrade to 1TB drive. I followed the ifixit guide, using a new Seagate 1TB sata drive. I used the drive utilities for initializing and formatting the drive IAW the process stated in the ifixit guide. I then downloaded the latest version of Superduper, and began the cloning process. It took about 5 hours to clone the drive, via a USB device, and ended with successful boot up with the new drive via the USB connection. I then replaced the internal original 320 GB drive, with the newly cloned 1TB drive. When I powered the laptop up, I got a white screen, slowly followed by the flashing folder icon with a question mark. I replaced the new drive back with the old 320 GB drive. I did some research, and found forums suggesting replacement of the Sata hard drive cable. I ordered the new cable from ifixit, and while awaiting delivery of the cable, tried the same process all over again, with a new 500 GB Travelstar drive. Same results; new cloned 500 GB drive did the same thing. When I received the new cable, I replaced the old cable and tested both the 1TB and 500 GB drives with neither booting or being recognized when installed. So, I'm scratching my head wondering where do I go now?
Is this a good question?