new Toshiba HDD, no access..!??

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

  1. hannahss macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    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.??
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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

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

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


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    Are you gonna use the drive with Windows too?

    Then you might wanna format it exFat rather than HFS+

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