Formatting Time Machine back-up HD: which format?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I'm formatting my back-up HD to use with time machine .... which format should I select?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    HFS+ (Journaled) - also called Mac OS Extended (Journaled),
     
  3. Corrado33 macrumors member

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    Time Machine will usually reformat for you if your drive is in the wrong format, so I wouldn't worry about it, unless you already have stuff on the drive. If you're worried then go with the above post.
     

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