How to format 1TB HDD for use with WD HD TV?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I have a Western Digital MyBook Essential and I need to format it so it works with my Western Digital HD TV media player. What do I format it as? Instructions? Help!?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    RTFM. The link for that model is broken, but I'm sure your player came with a paper copy. The mini version supports:

  3. Bbusyb macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2009
    Notts, UK / Alex, Egypt
    According to the Manual, It supports NTFS, FAT/FAT32 and HFS+ File systems, So use which ever is most convinent for you.

    Just keep in mind that FAt32 has a 4GB filesize limit, so if you'll not be able to put large media files, or large DVD ISO's on it.

    For you Reference, Links to the Manual and other Documents can be found Here.

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