How do I format an external hard drive, in Apple Partition Map format?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by starbai, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. starbai macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2009
    Hi all.

    I'm running Snow Leopard on my new Macbook Pro.

    I've got a 1.5TB External hard drive that I'm trying to figure out how to format in HFS+ with Apple Partition Map.

    I can figure out how to format in HFS using Disk Utility, however it still does it in GUID format and I do not know how to do it in Apple Partition Map.

    Googleing this for hours has lead with all kinds of information on how to go to GUID FROM Apple Partition Map but not the other way around.

    I know GUID is the new hottness.. but this drive will be used exclusively to connect to my XBOX 360 and it supposedly only reads HFS+ when its formatted with Apple Partition Map. (I have tried it with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with GUID, and the XBOX does NOT recognize it)

    I do not want to use Fat 32, (I know that that is the other major option) beacuse it limits file size.

    Can anyone help me out? I'm going nuts trying to figure this out!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Disk Utility > Drive > Partition (tab) > Format ....


    Options (button below the partition graphic)


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