Internal Seagate 1TB Hybrid boot drive not recognized
I'm trying to install a new hybrid drive in a Macbook's standard HDD bay. I formatted it on a Core i3 iMac, and installed Mavericks. It works fine externally (via USB) and will boot on the iMac. But the Macbook Pro (Core 2 Duo) does not recognize the boot partition, and just shows the folder [?] on startup.
There are two partitions on the drive (300GB and 700GB). Seagate says the SATA III is backwards compatible, but Mayer here suggested using a jumper to drop the transfer speed. I'm not sure how best to do that (can I just fashion a jumper from a paperclip?) or if it would work on this model.
Is it possible the Core 2 Duo will not support a drive this large? Thanks for any responses.
Is this a good question?