Dumb HD question....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iphone1105, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Hey all. Looking for an external HD to use for backups w/ Time Machine, and seperate data storage as well. I've been a windows/dell user for years so apologies if this is dumb, but would I be able to use this external HD without any issues/ or have any of you all purchased this and have feedback? I'm sorry for the jackass of a question, and feel free to bash the hell out of me.....;)


    I'm to assume OWC never steered a Mac user wrong. Plus its a decent price.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    It is listed as Time Machine ready
    You will have no issues with this drive as far as compatibility, etc.

    Disclaimer: all HDDs are subject to issues :)
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, you can use that external HDD.

    You need to format it though with Mac OS Extended (HFS+) via Disk Utility to get full compatibility with Mac OS X.



    Format: Pre-formatted for Mac OSX

    That is written on the page you linked to, so no formatting is involved, as MacDawg pointed out.
  4. iphone1105 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    You all are great, thanks for quick replies! How nice of you both! Thanks! Question is answered, can this be locked/deleted this thread? thanks!

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