hard drive format recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kevinuaa, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. kevinuaa macrumors member

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    #1
    having purchased a Western Digital MyBook 500GB harddrive last week only to have it die on me within a few days, i decided to go with a seagate drive this time instead. Anyway, I'm wondering what format (MS-DOS, Extended, Extended ) if any is recommended--should i reformat it before i start? I'm not planning on using it as a boot disk, just media back up.
     
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    #2
    If you're using it strictly on your Mac, format it in Mac OS Extended (HFS+).
     

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