Former Windows HD, will it boot, format in Mac OS X 10.4?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
My son wants to increase his HD space. Has a Maxtor with Windows on it. Doesn't have a Windows machine to reformat drive.

Can he place in the Mac and reformat there?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    g_warreng_warren Posts: 713member
    Shouldn't be a problem. Pop it in, and chances are it will be recognised as a drive anyway (MacOS reads DOS formatted disks etc), so you probably don't even NEED to format it. Best to give it a format though, to get rid of all of that windows rubbish, and make it more mac compliant.

    So in short, it should be able to be formatted by disk utility.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    naplesxnaplesx Posts: 3,743member
    I have done this many times, so I would have to say, Yes. Definitely.
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