reformat a PC hard drive for use in a mac

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  1. jrg24 macrumors newbie

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    Ive got a 200 gig 7200 rpm SATA hitachi notebook hard drive that is currently in an XP machine that i want to put in my intel macbook... can I do this and does anyone have a tutorial i can see? can i reformat the drive on the windows machine or do i need to reformat it on the mac? any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. jrg24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found the guide for an external device, but i dont have an external hardrive enclosure. anyway, i just bought leopard and was gonna install leopard on this new drive and keep tiger in tact on my current drive (just in case i fall in the category of people who do not like leopard). if i put the drive in my mac, will it give me an option to reformat it? or is connecting it as an external device the only way to do it?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll put the hard drive into the MacBook and boot off of the DVD. Run Disk Utility and format it.
     
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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No problem.

    I wish I had that hard drive! :D
     

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