New drive format

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bcomer, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. bcomer macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    After installing a new drive we should use the Disk Utility to format the drive. What is the best file system type to use (besides MSDOS)? There is journaled etc.
  2. Random Chaos macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    You'll want to use journaled. Case sensitive is your choice. If you plan to install applications on the drive, I recommend not case sensitive. Some applications have issues with case sensitive drives (such as Adobe CS2...though CS3 works). If you're planning to duplicate a linux webserver for testing, I strongly recommend a case sensitive drive. That eliminates the "it worked locally...until I put it on an EXT3 drive that's case sensitive!" issue.
  3. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004

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