I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2011 era. I've removed the superdrive and replaced it with a caddy for a SATA hard drive. I've installed a 1TB Hard Drive.
When I power the system back on I'm prompted to initialize. When I try to format via Disk Utility I receive a few errors depending on how I try to format/partition. For example, file system formatter failed, Disk erase ailed with the error :wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed. I've tried smaller partitions, made sure they were GUID.
I'm able to format the drive attached to another Mac via USB. I'll try the same in the laptop.
I've booted the system with a Ubuntu Live USB and am able to format and partition the disk with no issues. Unfortunately no support for Mac FS so I can't format for the Mac with the live key. Any help is appreciated.
Running OS X 10.8