Installing OSX on new SSD

Hi - I have a macbook pro (mid-2010) that the hard drive expired. I purchased a new Sandisk Ultra II 240gb SSD drive, have replaced/installed the old hard drive with the new drive, but when attempting to run the disk utility to format the drive, its not finding the new hard drive, it only shows "OSX Base System" - Can anyone point me in the right direction on why its not seeing the new hard drive?
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Very odd. If you have access to any other computer, try connecting the drive to another computer using a USB dock.

New disks can be bad. It's rare + can happen.

Test your disk + ensure it's good first.
It's entirely possible that it wasn't the hard disk that expired.  Try the disk with a USB to SATA connector or put it in a case.
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