5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2011 1:34 PM by wykananda
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I am trying to format or partition a number of WD MyBook external harddrives with Lion, and it fails with a least two.

I get "partition failed with error wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed" errors or

"Disk Erase failed: Disk erase failed with the error: wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed"

 

I tried going through Disk Warrior first and also Drive Genius 3 LE, no success.

 

Any suggestions?

 

I also tried formatting one of the hard drives with Windows XP first, but that failed also, despite the disk being mounted.

 

Cheers

 

Gregor

 

Oh and I tried both USB and FireWire.


Mac OS X (10.7)