4602 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 22, 2006 5:12 PM by Nick Stearns
Try opening up Disk Utility again.
Highlight the Maxtor.
Go to the top tab Erase and click on it.
Go to Volume Format and choose Mac OS Extended(journaled).
Click Erase at the bottom.
This should give you a fresh disk to work with. I wonder if the HD came with Winders format.
I hope this helps you out.
Oh yeah, if you are using Firewire(recommended), the S.M.A.R.T. is not supported but the drive can still be used. I have a S.M.A.R.T. capable ext. HD but since I connect with Firewire the S.M.A.R.T. status is unavailable.