Flashing to a SSD


#1

Can I ask what the process is when flashing a drive? More notably flashing an external SSD? This is the strangest, weirdest thing that I have never come across in my entire IT career. My 120GB external SSD seems now to be a 134.2 MB SSD. Disk Utility reads it as this, I cannot partition or format only erase. I am stumped!


#2

Hi,

I don’t really understand what is the issue from your message.

You used balenaEtcher to flash a 120GB SSD and after flashing it now appears as a 134.2 MB SSD?

Regards!


#3

You used balenaEtcher to flash a 120GB SSD and after flashing it now appears as a 134.2 MB SSD?

Even if so, that’s completely normal as the host OS isn’t always supposed to be able to read the image that’s just been flashed on the specified target; it tries to read it anyway, even though it’s not really readable (for obvious reasons)