Samsung 470 out-of-the-box Lion compatible or not?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Freddy1765, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Freddy1765 macrumors member

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    Can't seem to get a straight answer, forum posts usually say something like "bought the drive, works flawlessly" yada yada, but I really want to know if it is or isn't necessary to format the drive to HFS+ before installing Lion!
    Yes or no? : /
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It needs to be formatted but that is a piece of cake.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    New drives are generally formatted for windows and not OSX, that being the case you'll need to format it to HFS+ under Disk Utility.

    So that is probably why you're hearing mixed messages
     
  4. Freddy1765 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you!
    I've found a guide on how to do that, so I should be set for my drive arriving in a couple of days!
     
  5. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Internal Hard drives are never partitioned/formatted.

    You have to choose a partition table, create your partitions and choose a file system before using them.
     

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