View Full Version : Can't format drive

04-15-2008, 08:53 AM
One of my backup drives in my Burly 6PM went offline. Under disk utility it shows up in the left column, but all options including erase are grayed out.
I installed the drive inside the mac pro and got the same result. Is that a sign of a bad drive?

04-15-2008, 12:59 PM
Sure sounds like a drive that is having trouble. What drive model is it? And do you know if it was retail or OEM drive? Reason I ask is some of the OEM drives can have server firmware which can cause things like this to happen.

Installing inside your MacPro is usually a good way to see if something on the external bus was causing the issue. That isn't it though. If you cannot reformat then the drive is looking like the culprit.