Hi, I have a 2 TB My Book Studio, with a Firewire 800 connection. When the drive is plugged in, any application (including the finder) that attempts to access it crashes (spinning beach ball for multiple hours).
I tried to erase it using Disk Utility (it’s a backup drive, so no loss, but I do need for it to function), and got this error message after 20+ minutes of activity:
“Disk Erase failed with the error: POSIX reports: the operation couldn’t be completed. Cannot allocate memory.”
I have 8 GB of RAM on my Mac Pro, so I don’t know what to do with a memory error like that. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.