WD passport help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JJLT76, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. JJLT76 macrumors newbie

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    i know this has probably been asked but can anybody tell me how to format the drive because it says i only have 55gb out of 80gb left eventough there is nothing saved onto it, also when i buy leopard will i be able to use this drive for time machine right away or will i have to do something first.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Use Disk Utility to erase and then format the drive. It's in the Utilities folder. :)
     
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Just remember to partition it with FAT if you want to use it on OS X and Windows, and HFS if you want to use it on OS X only (say, for Time Machine).
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good points ab2650. FAT32 is labelled as MS-DOS File System in Disk Utility. :)
     

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