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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Formatting the new Hard Drive...

I am as ignorant as they come when it comes to anything electrical, mechanical, etc.

It is a sad existence.

I upgraded recently to an Intel Mac and successfully pulled my media drive out of my old Mac and got it into my new one. How? I 'youtubed' it and found a 46 second tutorial. Hey, it beats paying my nearest Apple store a hundred bucks to do it!

Anyways... I'm going to run out of room soon on this hard drive and will need another. I can install a hard drive... but formatting? What up?! Someone tell me it's simple and there's nothing to it (and then laugh at me later).
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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Is it the start-up drive or an external drive? It's not clear.

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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Are you replacing the single internal drive on a laptop or one of the (4) internals in a Mac Pro?
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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I recommend getting a drive enclosure from Find the latest Performance Upgrades, Firewire and USB Hard Drives, SATA, Memory, Laptop Battery, and more at OWC and putting the old drive in it. That's what I did recently when I swapped out my old drive for a bigger one in my MacBook.

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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It will another internal drive... 500GB... and slide it into the 3rd bay. It will be just for media for editing.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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Then format it as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

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