Reformatting External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kretzy, May 14, 2006.

  1. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    #1
    I'm sure it's out there somewhere but I'm going to ask anyway because I'm feeling incredibly lazy. :eek:

    I just got my LaCie 250GB External HD and I know I have to reformat because it comes formatted for Windows. Could someone please tell me which option to select. I have no idea what any of them mean.

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    Also, is there anything else I need to do with it?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

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    My LaCie 250GB from Apple came formatted for Macs in Mac (Journaled).
     
  3. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    If you are just going to use it for your Mac. You can format it in Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
     
  4. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Cool, thanks guys! ;)

    So I don't have to worry about any of that case-sensative stuff?
     
  5. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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  6. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Excellent! Thanks again. ;)
     
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    What exactly does case-sensative mean anyways? Is that File Vault?
     
  8. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure it means that a file named photo.jpg will be considered different from PHOTO.jpg

    I'm not 100% sure though.
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You are correct.
     

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