My book for Mac/ read only/ Final Cut

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fulchwell, May 17, 2010.

  1. Fulchwell macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010

    I was looking for an external hard drive to use with FCP and was given My Book for Mac. Is this the right piece of kit? It only seems to want to back up my time machine and won't let me write to it (says read only).

    Please give me some dumbed down advice!!!
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    There's no need to purchase a Mac hard drive. All hard drives will work with Macs.

    Sounds like you need to format it. Open /Applications/Utilities/Disk, select the drive in the left-hand list, click the Erase tab, change the format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), give it a classy name (mine is TARDIS), and click the Erase button.
  3. Fulchwell thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    That seems to have done the trick, thanks so much!

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