Need Help Formatting Harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by irubes, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. irubes macrumors newbie

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    This question has a few parts.

    Summary:

    1. I have a 2 TB Western Digital Hard drive that I use on my macbook.
    2. The harddrive has 300 GB used right now with videos and music.
    3. I have a PS3 and want to be able to plug this HD into the PS3 and watch the videos on my tv and listen to my music through the tv.

    Question: Is it possible to reformat my harddrive to Fat32 (which I understand is the required format for PS3 to read it and for my macbook to read it) without erasing everything? Can i partition just a single chunk of the harddrive to fat32 and just put what i want to watch on tv in that part without deleting the rest of it? Or do I need to back up the entire harddrive, reformat it to Fat32, and then it'll work?

    I also require instructions on how to reformat the harddrive in either case.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes
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    Disk Utility > Help
     
  3. irubes thread starter macrumors newbie

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