Hello All - So I have a PowerMac7.2 I use as a Media server. I have maxed out 1.3 TB and need more space, so I went down to MediaMarkt (similar to Best Buy but here in Germany) and I could get a Toshiba external 3TB drive for 89 or an internal 3TB drive for 112. :-/ Needless to say, I bought the external one, cracked it open, and installed it into my PowerMac. Now I am trying to wipe the drive and format it so it can be useable, but it keeps telling me formatting isn't possible. I assume Toshiba stuck something on the drive to prevent people like me from doing exactly what I did. I am doing a Zero Data Wipe, but I am starring down the barrel of almost 24 hours to accomplish this. Anyone have any idea how I can accomplish what I am trying to do in a quicker manner? Thanks! ---------- I just got it working. I let it do a Zero Data clear of the drive for about an hour or so -- then I stopped the process, and formatted it as normal. It appears that Toshiba put data on the drive at the factory and then deleted the index making reformatting impossible. I hope my experience is helpful to someone in the future.