About to buy Ext. HDD for Macbook. Some questions.

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  1. diametric macrumors regular

    diametric

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    Uhm, I'm just about to buy a 300 GB Maxtor OneTouch III Ext. HDD and needed some advice. When I get the hard-drive, can I get rid of all the back-up software that comes with it and just format it as Mac OS X Extended Journal and just use it like any other hdd?

    Honestly, all I want to do is used it to copy my files to, nothing else. Thanks.
     
  2. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    and what's your concern about the software being pre-loaded, the space it takes up?
     
  3. diametric thread starter macrumors regular

    diametric

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    More like, will it be evil and force me to back-up with annoying messages.

    But yeah, i did a few searches, and I found that I can just erase the hd in disk utility and format as HFS+
     
  4. TonicAngel macrumors regular

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    I reformatted mine using disk utitlity. I had some problems with the application that came with the maxtor hd, so just did a reformat. It worked well and I have had no problems since. The application that came with the hd kept crashing so I could never finish the setup so I just gave up and reformatted.
     

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