Formating usb key

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Gfog, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Gfog macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    when i insert my usb key it will not mount but it is listed in the disk utility but when i go to format it i get an error saying: disk erase failed with the error - input/output error! any body know how i can resolve this?
    thanks in advance
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    try it in another mac and pc and see what you get after you try another port. if all those fail then you probably got a bad usb key. if a pc works format it as fat then put it back in your mac. fat is a mountable fs for mac.

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