Format External HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TyWahn, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    Oct 25, 2003
    #1
    I am trying to format a new Maxtor OneTouch to OSX Journaled and it is not working.
    I want to hook this drive up to my AEBS to use as a network disk.
    Do I even NEED to re-format it?
    It's in MS-DOS fat.

    Thanks
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Location:
    Langley, Washington
    #2
    FAT32 will be fine and will work.

    Using HFS+ is only required until you want POSTIX permissions, which are required for running Applications.

    TEG
     

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