WD EARS hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gks, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. gks macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    I just got one of the new western digital EARS drives.

    The WD20EARS (2 TB Caviar Green)

    I know it has some new formatting technique in it to allow for higher density on the drive itself. Is there anything that needs to be done with this drive outside of simply formatting it for HFS+?
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    No, newer versions of OS X are fine with those. The only issue is for people still on old OSs like XP or Panther.
  3. gks thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    great. thanks for the info. Just wanted to double check before installing it tomorrow.

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