Formatting 60gb drive failure...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by stevey500, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, my xbox's motherboard fried, so I decided to take the 60gb WD600 hard drive out and install it in my b/w, It is formatted in xbox file system so I went to erase disk in disk utility and also chose to write zeros but when i hit erase, it says preparing to erase then it will tell me this:

    Disk erase Failed

    Disk erase failed with this error:

    Unknown error: -20

    Anyone have a clue?? Is there another program I can use? Maybe is the hard drive locked? Thanks....
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    It very possible that Microsoft has locked it in some way. The same is true if you were to removed the HD from an iPod mini, you cannot reformat it to act as a normal Mac HD.
    Although maybe their is a special jumper setting for the XBox drive, good luck.
     
  3. stevey500 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well this hard drive that came out of the xbox used to be used in my main pc, then I moved it over to the xbox and the xbox formatted it in its own file system and has been running on it for about a year.. now the xbox's motherboard doesnt work and I want to try to put use to this drive again... this sucks.... :rolleyes:
     

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