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Problems with FW external drive


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I was trying to format my Acomdata 160Gb external hard drive to HFS+ (it was FAT32) and things seem to have gone insane...

When DiskUtility finished formatting, the drive's name was supposed to be "ACOMDATA", but instead was "DMI_____IEEE1394". That was strange. I understand that IEEE1394 is FireWire, but DMI I'm unfamiliar with. Anywho, the disk won't mount at all under Mac OS X and under Windows it just shows a removable disk that I can't get to format.

The weirdest thing, though, is that now the drive is showing up in DiskUtility (still won't mount) and displaying 1.7 Terabytes free! It's a 160Gb hard drive! I'm very confused...

Is there a utility that can force format a drive?

I've already tried every command line route available with no luck.

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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Maybe it's an issue with the enclosure?

Or the disk itself has been corrupted somehow... I'd try a specialized utility like diskwarrior or drivegenius if you have it.
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