how to install external hard drive?

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  1. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

    lazyboy922

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    I just plugged my external drive to my powerbook for the first time. how do i format it? the screen came upwith the tabs to use first aid, erase, partition, raid, and or restore. where do i go from here? thanks!
     
  2. wPod macrumors 68000

    wPod

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    partition. create one large partition the size of your disk, or chose an alternat configuration of multiple partions if you want. when the disk is partioned, it will automatically format.

    and remember to give your disk a creative name! my 200Gb external disk is "final frontier". . . because it gave me a lot of 'space' for data.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    :p

    But, yep. Partition. Make it HFS+ (Mac OS Extended).
     
  4. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys! wow, it only took a few seconds to partition!
     

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