how to format a new ex. harddrive?

in Current Mac Hardware 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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    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    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.
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