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How to delete all time machine backups from an external HDD?

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Sep 5, 2012 3:09 PM

Hopefully this question is in the right place...

 

Basically I've been using a 500GB Buffalo external HDD for my time machine backups but I now want to use the HDD for another purpose.

 

How do I delete all backups and return the HDD to being an empty, clean slate so to speak?

 

I know this might seem like a stupid question but I'm kinda confused so please try to be helpful when answering.

 

Thanks.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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