external drive help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by upsguy27, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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    #1
    i have a 160gb external hard drive. i tried to format it using disk utility, but when i did that, it started formatting, but then froze. now it is in a half formatted state and whenever i plug it in it says mac cannot read this drive. when i try to format it as anything or partition it, i get an input/output error. windows won't read it, linux wont read it. i really need to fix this drive!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Is it a new drive? Take it back to the supplier, if possible. :)
     
  3. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    Well mate, check the warranty. I think it might be time for a replacement. :eek:
     

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