IDE HDD will not format.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MatthewLTL, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

    MatthewLTL

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    Back when i got my MDD (which was adverted with a SuperDrive and a 120GB HDD) When i got it to my amazement there was a fully working unmentioned 40GB Maxtor DiamondMax 6 HDD inside of it :) I allways loved these DiamondMax series HDDs as they were "Slimline" and only about half the thickness of a standard HDD.

    Since i have the added Maxtor 80GB HDD that i took out of a TiVo (and wanting to have matching HDDs (Hitachi Deskstar 60GB Boot drive and a 40GB IBM Deskstar on the ATA100 bus and the Maxtors on the ATA66 Bus) i decided to add this maxtor DiamondMax back in the system... well OS X detects the dive fine but will not format it... i selected the Zero Option and that worked completely however DU just hangs on the partition mapping setting and never actually reaches the "format" stage.... I am not on the MDD ATM but i can provide screen shots in a bit if any of you are confused.
     
  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    If you have problems with Disk Utility you can try Gparted LiveCD to parttion it.
     
  3. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

    MatthewLTL

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    I have Gparted on my PowerPC Linux disc. I'll have to try that
     

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