Hard drive format

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by goodtimes5, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

    goodtimes5

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    My friend gave me a used hard drive of his (he is a Windows user). I want to erase all his stuff from it, and I'm going to use Apple's Disk Utility for this. On the erase screen, I have the option of selecting the volume format (MS-DOS is preselected). Is this the correct format?
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Disk Utility automatically selected MS-DOS because that is what the drive is currently. That is only the correct format for you if you plan on going back and forth with a PC and your Mac. If you just plan on using the drive with your Mac then select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    --Cheers
     

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