New Hard Drive Format Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Feng Shui, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Feng Shui macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2008
    Hello, my WD Scorpio Blue 500gb is coming this week. Just a quick question before I put the bad boy in the MBP. Do I need to format the hard drive by placing it inside an external enclosure, or can I do that during Leopard installation? Also, is the first format option, Mac OS Extended (Journaled), the one to use?

  2. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2003
    I put in my new hd without formating, and used the instal disks to do that once the drive was installed. I used Mac OS Extended (journaled) and everything seems to be working right!

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