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I bought the Simpledrive 1tb and when I tried to format for

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I bought the Simpledrive 1tb and when I tried to format for my MACbook pro it kicked me out of the formatting program. No it does not recognize the drive. It shows up under disk utility but won't take me back to the fomatting software. What do I do next?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
Hi I am Ashik. I think i can help you

You can format it easily with Mac's Disk Utility
  • Goto ~/Applications/Utilities and open DiskUtility
  • Now connect your hard drive into your Mac
  • Select the External Hard Disk on the left column
  • Click on the Erase tab
  • At the “Volume Format” select “Mac OS Journaled/Extended” for Mac OS X
  • If you confirm to format your hard disk, Click on “Erase” button.
  • If the erase process finished, your external hard disk is ready to use for Mac

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
when I get to erase is where I get kicked out. Is says disk formatter failed.
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
Disk formatter failed ?? Thats strange..

Restart your Mac and try again. Also try to connect to another USB Port.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no change when I restart. The first time i did this i used journaled but not extended. Should I verify my op system? If so, how do I do that and wht should I do next
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
Did you tried to change the USB Port or USB Cable ?

Edited by Ashik on 1/2/2010 at 5:45 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I changed cable and port. It kicks me out when it begins the erase function and get's to partitioning.
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
That means the drive is defective. If it won't let you to format it, i'm pretty sure its with drive. I assume your drive is under warranty, so replace it. If you have another Mac, try the drive on it. I'm sorry that i couldn't give you a good answer.

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