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MattyC
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reformatting an External Drive Reply with quote

Hello again,

Now that the initial set-up of my parents' new iMac is done, I am collecting what they need from their old PC to transfer to the new Mac. In order to move everything at once (pictures, Word docs, etc), I brought my WD 160 gig USB hard drive home to do the job.

I realized I would need to reformat it to FAT in order for their Windows machine to recognize it. I plugged it into the new iMac, opened Disk Utility, and hit "Erase" with a MS-DOS (FAT) as the new format.

It has been sitting on "Creating partition map" for about 3 hours now, with no end in sight. I tried just quitting Desk Utility to start over, but doing so gives me a warning that "Quitting may leave a disk non-operational."

Is it normal for it to take this long to format a 160 gig drive? Should I just be patient, or yank it out and start over?

Thanks again for the thoughts.

Matt
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it should take anything like that. I did my 500GB drive in a matter of minutes with two partitions.

The only thing I maybe would have done differently in your scenario is I would have probably formatted it on the windows machine

Not sure what to suggest though as you don't want to risk messing up the drive.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, so it could do permanent damage to the drive to quit Disk Utility now?

I was hoping that warning message meant it would mess up the formating in process, but then I could just start over and format again. Not the case, eh?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems all is well. I finally just quit Disk Utility, even with the warning of damage. Sure enough, the drive could not be read afterward. I ran repair and formatted again, and it is back to working like a champ.

I am relieved.

Thanks.
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