how to format a new ex. harddrive?
June 27, 2002 8:07AM
edited January 2014
would get a external HD to back up files after my pc HD crashed
wondering how to format it???
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June 27, 2002 11:05AM
step 1, plugin to mac, and to power supply
step 2, goto /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
step 3, select drive, and traverse menus to "format" option (can't remember which menu exactly).
step 4, depending on how large the drive is, it may take a while.
note: if the drive is corrupted, or maligned in some way, you may get a msg after pluggin it in that it is uninitialized and needs to be formattted. in that case you can skip those steps.