LACIe 100 gb mobile hard drive help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by surajnangia, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. surajnangia macrumors 6502

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    hi

    I just got my new hard drive. I jus wanted to know can i just plug it on to my comp and start using it or i have o format ti or something else.

    This is my 1st exteranl hard drive so i have no idea..
    thanks
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Plug it in, and see if it shows up on your desktop. If not, then go to Applications - Utilities and open up Disk Utility. It will show up there, and you can format it as you'd like, and it should show up fine on the desktop.
     
  3. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same drive (bought new) and it was just plug & play but if you got it second hand you may have to format as posted above.
     
  4. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it erases all the contents of the drive. That shouldn't be a problem, though, since if it has stuff on it already, it would most likely already be formatted in a way that OS X would recognize (and so you wouldn't need to reformat to begin with).
     

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