help on formatting external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jackc, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    I searched and found some useful info, but I just want to double check. I've got a Seagate drive that I need to format. I'm going to partition it, can I just go to partition first since it defaults to Mac OS Extended Journaled or should I erase it first?
  2. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector
    When Disk Utility partitions the drive, it also formats each newly created partition, so there's nothing else to do. You'll be good to go.

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