what should i format new hard drive as?

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  1. backinblack875, Sep 19, 2011
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    backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

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    i am about to use carbon copy cloner to put all of the stuff from my old HD to my new HD, what should i have my new HD formatted as?? does it matter? right now i have it formatted as mac os extended (journaled)... will this work?
     
  2. GGJstudios, Sep 19, 2011
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    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)
    • Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
    • Required for Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! backups of Mac internal hard drive.
    • To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
    • Maximum file size: 8EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 8EiB
     
  3. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so how i have it now is fine?? mac os extended (journaled)??
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    yes
     
  5. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha thanks

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    also, i just reformatted the new drive and didn't do anything else to it...should i have lion on it first before cloning??

    i had lion on it, but reformatted it now because i was clinging fresh, so maybe its still on there
     

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