how to format seagate go flex portable 1 tb hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I will be using this hard drive as my backup drive to my laptop hard drive

    someone suggested I use paragon snapshot for mac os as my backup software.

    I notice the hard drive has all it's own backup programs & other items on it.

    would it be safe to use disk utility to format the hard drive to mac os & start fresh? I looked at a PDF article online about the seagate go flex & it says for use with a mac it must be formatted to HFS.

    I have used this method for other blank hard drives, here is the article;
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I notice the seagte has a mac installer that allows reading & writing to the drive if it is left at NTFS.

    could I copy this onto my mac for later installation on my mac before I format the drive? I would do this so I would have a program or something like it for free (that came with the seagate) that will allow my mac to read & write to NTFS file drives.

    would this work? or do I have to get or buy separate software for this?

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