Origineel bericht door: LikeARabbit ,
This hard drive SHOULD be compatible with your iMac assuming you do have a 17" Intel iMac. The early Intel iMacs used the SATA I specification of 1.5Gbit/s. This hard drive shows as using the SATA II specification, which is backwards compatible with the SATA I specification. With that in mind I would be troubleshooting the component itself. Was the hard drive simply an upgrade or is it to replace a failed/failing hard drive? It's possible that the new hard drive is defective. It would be odd to see that but it is certainly possible. I would try the following: * Reinstall the original hard drive and verify that it shows up in Disk Utility - this will let you know that the SATA cables and connections on the logic board are functioning. * Connect the new hard drive to another computer (if available, either by installing or using a SATA to USB/FW adapter) - this will let you know if the new drive is functioning * Reinstall the new hard drive and try again * With the new hard drive still installed, attempt an SMC reset as well as a PRAM/NVRAM reset '''SMC RESET''' • Shut down the computer. • Unplug the computer's power cord and all peripherals. • Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. • Release the power button. • Attach the computers power cable. • Press the power button to turn on the computer. '''PRAM / NVRAM RESET''' • Shut down the computer. • Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4. • Turn on the computer. • Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. • Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time. • Release the keys. Hopefully this either resolves the issue or identifies where the fault is. Good luck!