new Toshiba HDD, no access..!??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hannahss, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. hannahss macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    #1
    Hi there,
    I have a MacBook Pro and have used a WD Passport as external HD for over 3 years. I have just bought another external HD, a Toshiba 1TB. When I connect it by USB, it shows up as 'Untitled' in Finder under devices, but I cannot do anything with it..??? Cannot drag documents to it, cannot save documents to it etc.
    Can anyone help.??
    Thanks.
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    #2
    Disk Utility -> Choose file system as HFS+ or MS-DOS and erase.
     
  3. hannahss thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    #3
    Hey thanks.
    Can you explain how to do that..?
    Sorry for being a biff..!!!
     
  4. phassat macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    #4
    Format the drive under disk utility... Erase...
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

    NZed

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Location:
    Canada, Eh?
    #5
    Are you gonna use the drive with Windows too?

    Then you might wanna format it exFat rather than HFS+
     

Share This Page