Formatting an External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by specialist, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. specialist macrumors member

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    I just bought an external HD and the manual says I should reformat it using Disk Utility to an OS X supported format. Is there a particular one I should use (case sensitive, journaled, etc.)? I'll be using it only has an HD for my Final Cut files.
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I've always used Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and had no troubles. I chose this as my internal disk is formatted this way, so I figured it would be the best general choice.
     
  3. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    I use that format for my LaCie 160GB and no problems.
     
  4. caffca macrumors newbie

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    formatting options in OSX Disk Utility

    Anyone else have this problem:
    When I select a partition to format on my external harddrive I don't get the MS-DOS option (in OSX) that I keep reading about.... meaning I can't format a partition to FAT32... any ideas....

    Thanks

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