1 tb seagate sd hybrid install went well; formatting not so much
My hard drive died. It was very dead. Went to the genus bar to have it diagnosed and they confirmed the bad news. But i have a time machine backup, so we're all good. Just need a new hard drive. so I bought a new one (1 TB seagate ssd hybrid) and managed to install it with not much fuss. really good guides on ifixit. but the probelm i'm running into now is the formatting process. I can't seem to get the formatting to take through the disk utility- i've tried partitioning it to the GUID setting so it can be mac bootable, but that doesn't seem to work- and going straight to the formatting of the disk just runs forever on the partitioning portion. I am new at this, but it appears i need to get this problem sorted before I can restore my data from the Time Machine. Most of the guides i've seen involve formatting before installation and then transferring data from an existing hard drive to the new one. My old one is dead so i'm just using the backup in the time machine. does this still require a formatting step before installation? It seems like it should work the way i'm doing it, but i'm obviously screwing something up. If any has any advice i'm happy to hear it, if there is anything else i can tell you i'm happy to supply it.
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