Former Windows HD, will it boot, format in Mac OS X 10.4?
August 3, 2005 10:23AM
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
August 3, 2005 10:37AM
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
August 3, 2005 3:01PM
I have done this many times, so I would have to say, Yes. Definitely.