Formatting my hdd ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sceadufax, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Sceadufax macrumors newbie

    Sceadufax

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    i am upgrading my iMac g5'd hdd to 500gb, and selling the 250gb drive thats in it, how do i format the drive while its in my iMac.
     
  2. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Boot from your OS CD/DVD, and go to Disk Utility from one of the menus at the top. That should give you options to format the drive, and erasing free space.
     
  3. bu113t macrumors member

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    You may want to have this done a few times so that you ensure your data is completely erased...
     
  4. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    A standard format, even if done multiple times, won't make the data any more 'erased'. Use on of the secure format options instead.
     
  5. bu113t macrumors member

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    That's correct, I couldn't remember what this was called in the options of the Disk Utility.
     

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