External Hard Drive Problem, NEED HELP.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. Clean, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Mr. Clean macrumors member

    Mr. Clean

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    Before I up graded my HD on my MBP, I tried to use my Seagate external HD with TimeMachine for the back up. But as soon as TimeMachine gets to 9.0 or so GB it stops and tells me that it cant use the chosen HD??????:mad::confused:

    Need some help here.
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    Can you tell a bit more about your hard drive? What size and especially what format is it? HFS+, FAT32, NTFS?
     
  3. Mr. Clean thread starter macrumors member

    Mr. Clean

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    It's a Seagate ST30000CB w/firewire and USB 2.0......I cant even get the MBP to recognize it now. I think that I formatted it the wrong way???? What do I do now? I even tried hooking it up to a PC, no luck there aether.
     
  4. hitnrun7 Guest

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    I would just go into disk utility and format the drive again, that is if your computer can see it on OSX. If not try booting from the restore CD and using disk utility there.

    Actually, have you tried restarting?
     
  5. Mr. Clean thread starter macrumors member

    Mr. Clean

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    Yes I have, If I can get it to see the drive again, what option of format should I choose?
     
  6. hitnrun7 Guest

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    My EXTHDD is formatted as "Mac OS Extended (journaled)", and works without a hitch.
     

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