Dumb HD question....

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  1. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

    iphone1105

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    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.....;)

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MSU25400GB8/

    I'm to assume OWC never steered a Mac user wrong. Plus its a decent price.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    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

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    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.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Drives_and_Filesystems

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    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

    iphone1105

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    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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