Making external from windows PC to use on my iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mcfire12, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Mcfire12 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Hi guys, well my old windows PC video card crapped out and I decided i'm done with windows systems so I purchased a used iMac. I took the 1 TB hard drive out of the windows computer.

    Can I just go on amazon and grab an external hard drive enclosure and pop it in there then some how format it for mac? I'm not really sure how to go about all of this.


    Also, the hard drive from the windows pc says SARA 6.0 Bb/s on it. I've made an external once from an old pc but I can't remember exactly what info I needed to know when I purchased the enclosure.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yup, you can do that. To format a drive, go into the Disk Utility (Applications->Utilities->Disk Utility), highlight the disk, partition it and format it.

    Here's a KB article on it
  3. Mcfire12 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Well that's good news! So can I just order any external enclosure off amazon? They're universal pretty much i'm assuming
  4. northernmunky macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2007
    London, Taipei
    Yep, you can be pretty much assured they will all work on a Mac

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