I'm mid way through replacing the hard drive in my MacBook Pro (mid-2009). I've created a boot disk (10.8) on a SD card which I am booting from.
On trying to format the new drive with disk utility (in from the installer) I am being presented with the following error.
Disk Erase Failed Disk Erase failed with the error: Unable to write to the last block of the device
Googling suggests this error message is somewhat ambiguous. The drive is brand new and from disk utility the SMART status is "verified".
Thanks in advance