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    Help Needed: Portable HD not meant for Macs?

    This hard drive is not suitable for Macs but I have heard that there is a way of getting round this by reformatting it.
    Can anyone help?

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    reformat using disk utility to mac osx journaled

    Original Poster

    Is this a simple task? I'm relatively new to Mac.

    Chocadooby;7567091

    Is this a simple task? I'm relatively new to Mac.



    dead easy

    Chocadooby;7567091

    Is this a simple task? I'm relatively new to Mac.



    [FONT=Verdana]Formatting & Partitioning a Hard Drive in OS X
    kenstone.net/fcp…tml

    Did a quick search and this was the first one that popped up - I'll see if I can find a couple of newer ones for you.

    Edit - Here's a couple of other ones for you to review.

    How to format external hard drive? - macosx.com
    macosx.com/for…tml

    Bombich Software Forums - View topic - Journaling, Zeroing, Partitioning
    forums.bombich.com/vie…084

    Format external drives to Mac OS Extended before using with Aperture
    support.apple.com/kb/…509

    How to format external hard disk for Mac and Windows - Techie Corner
    techiecorner.com/159…ws/

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    What size files are you planning on using it for? I thought you could use fat32 on a mac if files are under 4gb. I might be wrong though I've never had a mac....

    Original Poster

    ^I'm not looking to exceed the 4gb limit on fat32, mostly music files and documents.

    Thanks for the help everyone.
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