What's the best option for erasing a drive?

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  1. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

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    I have an HDD I want to use as a backup, but I'm not sure which option is best for formatting it. It is an XP drive and I get these options on erasing it:

    Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Mac OS Entended
    Mac OS Entended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
    Mac OS Entended (Case-sensitive)
    MS DOS File System
    Unix File system

    So which is the best? I'm looking for speed and stability so I'm thinking the Unix File System, but I really have no idea.
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Unless you have some truly special needs just go with Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
     
  3. chriskzoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Install Mac OS 9 Disk Driver, or no?

    I'm using Tiger, so I assume not.
     
  4. chriskzoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    NM, I went ahead and included the driver in case I would have to access it on an OS 9 machine.
     
  5. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Installing the OS 9 drivers is no big deal. They are basically stored on an area of the HD that you can't get to anyway, and they take up no more space than just doing a traditional formatting.
     

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