Error while partitioning NEW external hdd

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  1. Husky1992 macrumors regular

    Husky1992

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    Hi,
    I just bought a toshiba canvio 3.0 2tb 2.5'' external hdd. Today I connected it to my mbp OS X 10.8.1 and succesfully managed to transfer a 700MB movie. (I think it was FAT32)
    Then I opened utility disk to make 2 partitions and it gave me this error:
    "Partition failed with the error:
    Unable to write to the last block of the device."
    Finder is no more able to find the volume nor utility disk. What can i do?
     

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    Reformat the entire drive. Partition it without transferring anything first. Why are you using FAT32?
     
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    Husky1992

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    it was fat32 from toshiba, I didn't do anything prior to transfering the movie.
    btw I tried "erase>mac osx extended/ms-fat>erase" and it happens the same thing, same error message above...
     
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