Best Format Type for New External HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hb21, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. hb21 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    hey guys,

    I got a new 1TB hdd for general backup usage and I was just wondering what the best format type was?

    I don't care about using it with a PC so is the best option "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?

    I don't really know the other types and what advantages they give...

  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Yes. It's the native/default Mac OS X format.
  3. hb21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    thanks..i thought journaled wasn't that big of a deal and uses more resources...

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