How do I format my SSD/HDD externally?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DuganRun, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. DuganRun macrumors newbie

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    I recently removed my old SSD drive from my broken macbook air to retrieve the data externally using an HDD adapter and another macbook but it seems I can't format this drive now I've extracted the data I need.

    I simply move all its items to the trash and the disk seems empty but when I check the disk info it registers at nearly half of its capacity as if all my data is still there, can anybody help?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you try to use the Disk Utility to either erase or format the drive?
     
  3. DuganRun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Mike, that worked! clearly my knowledge is very basic with computers but it improves every time I use this forum, thanks again.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Glad that worked. We all start off with a very basic knowledge :)
     

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