external harddrive question?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by verseafterverse, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. verseafterverse macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2013
    So I have a 500gb external hard drive lying around from a old windows laptop if if put it in a enclosure will my mac or will I need to reformat it first?
  2. Jacksonc macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2013
    Jony's house
    Depends on what format it is. I would recommend reformatting it to Mac OS extended journaled, even if it does work.

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