external HD formatting

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ahmadof, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. ahmadof macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    i just bought a western digital USB 2.0 250G HD (only $140 afetr rebates!). I would like to fomatt it so i can use it on both a windows machine and Mac OS X. What format should I use and what is (journaled?) also, what exactly is this used for?
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    Macs can see FAT32 formatted drives, but windows cannot see HFS+. Format as FAT32 and both a windows machine and a Mac will be able to use the drive.

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