Formatting a WD External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BASRPH, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. BASRPH macrumors member

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    I bought a WD My Book Essential to do Time Machine backups. It is formatted for a PC but I was told I need to format for my IMac before I can use it. How do I do that? Is it a complicated process? I have only been using a Mac for about a year now and am still learning about them.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. When I clicked on Erase I got an error message: Disk Erase Failed: File system formatter failed. Did I select something wrong?
     

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