trying to add a 1 tb harddrive?

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    I have a mac pro late 2008, version 3,1

    i am trying to reformat a 1tb western digital internal drive and i keep getting errors.

    I erase the disk and it comes up as MS-dos (fat)

    then i try to partition the drive as mac osx extended journaled and it comes up with a drive error!

    what is going on?

    how do i accomplish this? I have a few other 1 tb hard drives all western digital, and do not want the same head ache this has caused!!

    thanks for all help!!

    (btw, i have already zeroed out the drive, took a few hours on an 8 core?)


    UPDATE:
    I am able to partition into 2 seperate partitions but not 1 big partition, any reason as to why?

    I want 1 big partition, not 2 seperate ones!!

    Thanks
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    U need to click on the whole drive in disk utility and then select partitioning.
    Under options you want to make sure it has GUID as the partition table selected.
    I have never had any problems to set up a 1 TB or 2 TB drive either with Power Macs or MacPros.
     
  3. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AWESOME IT WORKED!!

    I was not using the guid!!

    what is guid any ways? ( i am a newbee!! to macs)
     
  4. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_Unique_Identifier

    GUID is globally unique identifier and you can learn everything there is to know from the wiki above.

    With regards to partition tables it is the new partition table format that Apple designed to deal with both Microsoft and Apple operating systems. It allows to have a HFS+ partition for OS X and an NTFS or FAT partition for Windows on the same hard disk.
     
  5. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :apple:Thanks for the german link, hopefully i can translate it and finally learn to speak German:D
     
  6. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Oops, sorry for the slip. There is a language bar at the side where you can switch to English.
     
  7. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha, thanks! i was just kindin with you
     

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