Author Topic: NEED HELP formatting my CF CARDS in El Capitan Disk Utility !!!  (Read 1622 times)

joeray

  • New to the forum
  • *
  • Posts: 21
NEED HELP formatting my CF CARDS in El Capitan Disk Utility !!!
« on: November 27, 2015, 11:37:40 PM »
Hello Friends,
     I bought 2 new LEXAR 256GB 1066X CF Cards for my 5DMK3.   I went to format them in my Mac Book Pro Retina Disk Utility.  I recently updated the computer to El Capitan.  Well I tried a few different options and nothing works.  Can someone help me so I can use it with EX FAT...  Every time I put the CF Card back in my camera, it crashes...  Please help, I have a shoot tomorrow...  Thanks,   Joe Ray   at: joeray@alaska.net

nikfreak

  • Developer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1195
Re: NEED HELP formatting my CF CARDS in El Capitan Disk Utility !!!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 12:10:09 AM »
format card in cam? btw: no need to double post
70D.112 & 100D.101

joeray

  • New to the forum
  • *
  • Posts: 21
Re: NEED HELP formatting my CF CARDS in El Capitan Disk Utility !!!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 12:35:28 AM »
I did format in the camera first.  Then I used Disk Utility to set EX FAT.  This is where I am having problems...  Any advice... 

joeray

  • New to the forum
  • *
  • Posts: 21
Re: I still NEED HELP formatting my CF CARDS in El Capitan Disk Utility...
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 02:49:23 PM »
Folks, I’m still having trouble and don’t know why...   When I received a new Lexas CF Card 256GB 1066x, I formatted the card in my camera (5DMK3).  This works fine but I want to format to EX FAT by using Disk Utility in my Mac Book Pro retina...  Unfortunately, I updated my OS X to El Capitan.  Now when I try to erase and partition to EX FAT, I do not get the same results.   When I insert the card back in my camera, the camera skips frames and will stop after a minute or so with no recording on the disk.   So Please offer me advice how you folks with El Capitan are getting your CF Cards to work... What am I doing wrong?     Thanks,  Joe Ray  at:  joeray@alaska.net