"Cannot allocate memory" while formatting a hard drive Mac OS X
Posted on 2013-06-27
Hello, I just bought a WD My Passport 1 TB external hard drive to plug into my MacBook OS X (10.6.8). When I try to format it I get the error POSIX reports: The operation couldn't be completed. Cannot allocate memory. This happens if I try to erase it or partition it. Currently there is no partition on the hard drive as it did erase. I'm trying to format for Mac OS Extended (journaled) as I was instructed.
Anyone have any ideas what I can do to format this drive?