Problem formatting external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Topher15, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    #1
    I tried to format my new external drive using the "Don't Erase Data" but kep getting an [generic] error/failed message. It seems like I have to do it using "Zero Out Data" which has an estimated time of five hours. Just curious as to why I couldn't use the quicker way if anyone knows? :confused:
     
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    thats a good question
    you could try booting from the Mac OSX dvd and using the disk utility in there
    it might work then
     

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