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Title:

Cannot format new HDD under 10.6?

Text:

There is a lot of discussion all over the web about it, but i couldn't find a solution yet. When i try to erase or format a brand new ATA 1.8" 80GB drive (Samsung HS082HB/A) using disk utility i get this error message "POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Cannot allocate memory"

Under 10.5 it's similar, it only says i/o error instead. The disk seems to be named nearly randomly, things like SAISQNC or else and sometimes it shows a capaticy above 2 PB.

I think its the disk controller or the ZIF cable. Great if somebody has a different suggestion.

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Models A1237 and A1304
MacBook Air 13" Models A1237 and A1304

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Edit by: iRobot ,

Title:

Cannot format new HDD under 10.6?

Text:

There is a lot of discussion all over the web about it, but i couldn't find a solution yet. When i try to erase or format a brand new ATA 1.8" 80GB drive (Samsung HS082HB/A) using disk utility i get this error message "POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Cannot allocate memory"

Under 10.5 it's similar, it only says i/o error instead. The disk seems to be named nearly randomly, things like SAISQNC or else and sometimes it shows a capaticy above 2 PB.

I think its the disk controller or the ZIF cable. Great if somebody has a different suggestion.

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Models A1237 and A1304
MacBook Air 13" Models A1237 and A1304

Status:

open

Edit by: iRobot ,

Title:

Cannot format new HDD under 10.6?

Text:

There is a lot of discussion all over the web about it, but i couldn't find a solution yet. When i try to erase or format a brand new ATA 1.8" 80GB drive (Samsung HS082HB/A) using disk utility i get this error message "POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Cannot allocate memory"

Under 10.5 it's similar, it only says i/o error instead. The disk seems to be named nearly randomly, things like SAISQNC or else and sometimes it shows a capaticy above 2 PB.

I think its the disk controller or the ZIF cable. Great if somebody has a different suggestion.

Device:

MacBook Air

Status:

open

Edit by: David Hodson ,

Title:

Cannot format new HDD under 10.6?

Text:

There is a lot of discussion all over the web about it, but i couldn't find a solution yet. When i try to erase or format a brand new ATA 1.8" 80GB drive (Samsung HS082HB/A) using disk utility i get this error message "POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Cannot allocate memory"

Under 10.5 it's similar, it only says i/o error instead. The disk seems to be named nearly randomly, things like SAISQNC or else and sometimes it shows a capaticy above 2 PB.

I think its the disk controller or the ZIF cable. Great if somebody has a different suggestion.

Device:

macbook air 1.6gb Original ModelMacBook Air
macbook air 1.6gb Original ModelMacBook Air

Status:

open

Original post by: remacberlin ,

Title:

Cannot format new HDD under 10.6?

Text:

There is a lot of discussion all over the web about it, but i couldn't find a solution yet. When i try to erase or format a brand new ATA 1.8" 80GB drive (Samsung HS082HB/A) using disk utility i get this error message "POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Cannot allocate memory"

Under 10.5 it's similar, it only says i/o error instead. The disk seems to be named nearly randomly, things like SAISQNC or else and sometimes it shows a capaticy above 2 PB.

I think its the disk controller or the ZIF cable. Great if somebody has a different suggestion.

Device:

macbook air 1.6gb Original Model

Status:

open