External HDD won't format (Internal SSD corrupted)

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  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hi all, need to get a MBA collected due to corrupted SSD (see attached). Trying to format an external HDD so that we can do a Time Machine backup before we collect, to prevent any issues with data loss.

    Unfortunately it's completely stuck half way and doesn't proceed, even after 10-15 minutes. I'm stipulating that the corruptions could be causing an issue with Disk Utility, so does anybody know of a different way I could possibly format/mount the external hard-drive without using Disk Utility?

    Also tried turning it off and on again, ejecting when I shouldn't, etc ...

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  2. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Never mind, it finally formatted after 25 minutes! Patience is a virtue. Sorry to bother you all. :)
     

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