Thread: Problems with FW external drive
08-29-2006, 09:46 PM #1
Problems with FW external drive
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- Aug 27, 2005
- Fayetteville, AR
- 15" Powerbook G4 • 24" iMac • iPhone 3Gs
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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08-30-2006, 03:34 AM #2
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