Can i format any hard drive to be used with my mac, even if it only says "Windows"?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MrFluffums, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. MrFluffums macrumors member

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    That drive will work with Mac OS X once properly formatted.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Any external hard drive will work with PCs or Macs, as long as the connectors are there (Firewire, USB, etc.) It doesn't matter how the drive is formatted out of the box, since you can re-format any way you like. Formatting in HFS (Mac OS Extended) or FAT32 or NTFS-3G can be done with the Mac OS X Disk Utility.
     

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