FreeAgent Xtreme trouble

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by K3mp, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    Right now the only way I can get Mac OS format on this drive is if I have a DOS partition. This is really annoying and I did a search but none of the results had answers.
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    In Disk Utility, you have to click on the hard drive, and not the DOS partition that is indented and below the hard drive name. Once you do that, the Partition tab becomes available. Click on it and choose one volume (or more), then click on the Options tab and select GUID partition map. Then choose HFS+ with journaling and initialize the drive.
     
  3. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was clicking on the name. Now it works that it was a GUID partition. I used Mac OS with journaling.
     
  4. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now when I restore my old time machine drive to my new, this happens. It think I might just start over in time machine. EDIT: right after I posted it started to work again.
     

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  5. organicpixels macrumors member

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    Ahhh!!! Thanks so much for posting this. I thought I just bought a brick. It works flawless and transferring 1.23 TB's of data as I type. Thx again.
     

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