Cannot format new HDD under 10.6?
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.
Is this a good question?