Western Digital 250GB harddisk for both PC and Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by acidity, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. acidity macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Ok, so I bought this 250GB Western Digital My Book Pro from Best Buy yesterday.

    I plug it in and it works. I can see that the capacity is 232GB which is fine.

    Now the issue:

    Western Digitals support site at http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc...SZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PTI5MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1 says that:

    But I can see the complete 232GB partition????

    Did I miss something in understanding? Should I repartition and reformat the drive using Disk Utility and break them the hard disk into 2 partition of 125GB each?

    I wont be having a file more the 4GB so Fat32 works fine for me!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I've formatted 200 GB drives to FAT32 in OS X just fine. :rolleyes:
  3. kwood macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    In the Great White North.
    If the OS reads 232Gb then there is no problem. I checked the site you referenced, it did not specify which Mac OS it was talking about. It may have been referencing OS 9 or an early OS X.
  4. acidity thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Thank you for the clarification. I guess they are talking about the old versions. I guess I can continue with the preformatted one and work with it!

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