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moviemagic84
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Formatting 3TB Drive for MAC OSX 10.6

I am trying to format my new 3TB harddrive for my Mac computer. 

 

Everytime I go into disc utilities, select the new harddrive, go to the erase tab and select MS-DOC(FAT)  I get a notification that says "Disc Erase Failed with the error: Invalid Request"

 

I then tried going on the partition tab, selecting 1 partition, selecting MS-DOS(FAT) format and clicking apply and I get the same error message.

 

What am I doing wrong??

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Joe_S
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Re: Formatting 3TB Drive for MAC OSX 10.6

I don't know much abour Macs. Does your Mac version support 3T drives? I don't know if you can format a drive that size FAT32 if that is what you are trying to do.

Joe

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Wizer
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Re: Formatting 3TB Drive for MAC OSX 10.6


moviemagic84 wrote:

I am trying to format my new 3TB harddrive for my Mac computer. 

 

Everytime I go into disc utilities, select the new harddrive, go to the erase tab and select MS-DOC(FAT)  I get a notification that says "Disc Erase Failed with the error: Invalid Request"

 

I then tried going on the partition tab, selecting 1 partition, selecting MS-DOS(FAT) format and clicking apply and I get the same error message.

 

What am I doing wrong??


Can't not be done.. largest partition for FAT32 is 2TB

 

use NTFS-3G  on your Mac, that's of course if you are thinking about using with windows and mac

 

if just want to use with PS3 or Xbox then two partitions will be required

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northerngit
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Re: Formatting 3TB Drive for MAC OSX 10.6

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Hi,

 

If you wish to use the disk between a PC and a OS X, then choose exFAT as the format; this should not be limited by 2TB partition sizes.

 

If however, you only need to use this drive on OS X, then simply choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

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TomFoolery
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Registered: ‎03-07-2012
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Re: Formatting 3TB Drive for MAC OSX 10.6

I have a mac and downloaded and formatted my 3TB hard drive to NTFS3g, but when I plug it into my xbox it wont even recognize it. Any suggestions? Do I need 2 partitions?

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Wizer
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Re: Formatting 3TB Drive for MAC OSX 10.6


TomFoolery wrote:

I have a mac and downloaded and formatted my 3TB hard drive to NTFS3g, but when I plug it into my xbox it wont even recognize it. Any suggestions? Do I need 2 partitions?


To use the drive on the XBOX it needs to be formatted on extFat 

 

NTFS3g is an application to use NTFS drives on Mac

 

 

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