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Old Oct 21st, 2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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I bought a 200GB Maxtor Hard Drive (8MB Cache, 7200 RPM). I also bought a Bytecc 740 external USB 2.0 enclosure. As soon as I put the drive in, OS X recognizes and I get a pop up window. If forget what it said and it doesn't come up anymore. I clicked the 'initialize' button and launched disk utility to create a partition, format, etc. It won't do it though. It starts for a few then the progress bar completes, but none of my volumes are named what I told it to and I can't mount them. When I verify disk I get this error.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit (-9972)

Any ideas? I have never installed and formatted an external drive in OSX before. I used to be a Windows user.

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Old Oct 21st, 2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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I'd recommend starting with a FireWire drive case and not an USB one. FireWire is much better suited to the task.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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Yeah, I think I'll do that eventually. The USB 2.0 was lying around though. BTW. I did get it working. I had a PM asking if the drive was set to master. It was. But I decided to remove it when I opened the enclosure to check. I removed the drive and put it in an older, proven enclosure. It read, I formatted and then put it back in the new enclosure. Works great now.

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