Fantom Ext. Hard Drive "Disk Erase Failed" Using Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trekster, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. trekster macrumors member

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    My Fantom 1tb drive came in and I tried installing it using disk utility. I followed the instructions by clicking on the Erase Tab on the harddrive. I selected the MacOS Extended format that they recommended. I click Erase then after a few seconds I get the "Disk Erase Failed. File System Formatter Failed."

    Any other options to get it working?

    Thanks,
    -Gil
     
  2. trekster thread starter macrumors member

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    I DID find a solution to the issue of not being able to partition a USB drive. The trick is that on Disk Utility, with partition selected, click on Options; in my case (iMac using Intel) I had to select "GUID Partition Table" for an Intel-based machine; then everything worked fine.
     

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