When initializing the HD, I get a failure due to Input/Output error
I removed a 30 GB HD from a G4 iBook (1.2Mhz) and replaced it with a 40 GB that already had OS 10.5 on it. The laptop works and the old HD worked in the laptop prior to removal.
I placed 30 Gigger in a 2.5" enclosure and when I connected (either by way of the USB or the Firewire), none of my computers will 'see' it, not even the iBook I removed it from. I have a MacBook, the G4 iBook and a dual G4 Quicksilver.
I tried Drive Genius II and my old copy of SystemWorks 3.0 and they could not 'see' it either.
I tried Apple's Disk Utility and now I could 'see' it as a drive on the left but when I try to initialize it (quick initial only, don't want to destroy the data if I can help it), I get the error msg initialization failed Input/Output Error.
Is this a good question?