Can I buy any external drive, or MacOS only?

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  1. blue2noise macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to get an external 2TB (USB 2.0) drive exclusively for Time Machine, but I'm not sure if i have to but the ones formatted specifically for Mac or if i can buy any WD or other that i want and simply reformat it when i get it.

    What's my best bet in the $200 range?

    Thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes, you can reformat it using Disk Utility

    Check out the various file systems here: MR Guide: File Systems
     
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