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replaced hard drive to seagate hybrid 750gb sata - input output error

2006 macbook pro 15 inch 2.0 ghz intel core duo. Hard drive is recognized under disk utiility but as 5.5tb. Will not format using disk utility input output error. Installation cannot recognize drive. What can the problem be?

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joelbasa - did you get it going? was it a worthwhile upgrade? I have the same machine and am considering doing something similar. Maybe I'm better off putting that $100 towards an entirely new machine.

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This drive may be a 3 GB transfer rate drive and your machine may only see a 1.5 rate drive. See page 3.2 of this manual and place jumpers on the left two pins of the jumper block to slow it to 1.5: http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/suppo...

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I did not yet get it to recognize the drive. ifix it said it may be due to a problem in my logic board. I will be sending it to a professional this weekend to diagnose the issue. I will edit this posting when I find out if it is a logic board issue or compatibility issue despite ifixit assurances of the device working on their test bench.

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I am dealing with the same issue, with the same drive, only difference here is that I have the 17inch A1212. Looks like you can't exceed a 500 GB drive. Found this answer here: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-n...

Just ordered the 500 GB 5400 version (as i read that I may not even see the speed difference between that and the 7200 with my model Mac) and will install tomorrow...i'll post if it's succesful.

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any updates?

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joelbasa will be eternally grateful.
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