Safe Capsule + 3TB WD HDD not formatting

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Hemel, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Hemel macrumors newbie

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    Just picked up a Stardom Safe Capsule (not the new version) and one WD Caviar Green WD30EZRX 3TB HD.

    after I install the HD into the enclosure (non-RAID config) and hook it up to my mid-2011 Mac Mini, disk utility is able to see the HD but when I go to format into Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) I get the following error: "Wiping Volume Data to Prevent Future Accidental Probing Failed"

    I've searched and couldn't find anything that would help me on this. I don't think it's the HD enclosure that's the problem as Disk Utility recognizes the drive as a 3TB drive.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Did you format the new drive or partition it?

    When I get a new drive, the first thing I do is re-partition it as opposed to reformatting, making sure the partition map is set to GUID.
     
  3. Hemel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figured it out....although Stardom claims that Safe Capsule does support 3TB drives, it doesn't like to format them!

    I pulled the drive and put it into another HD enclosure and formatting worked perfectly. Safe capsule has no problems with the drive now that it's formatted...:rolleyes:
     

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