8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2007 10:32 AM by Topher Kessler
Dr Paul James Cowie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
Hi there. I'm using Disk Utility to erase and reformat a Buffalo 1TB (=2 x 500 GB) external hard drive for backup purposes..... All seems fine - the resulting volumes have been renamed and report as HFS+ (Mac OS X Extended Journalled).

However: when I select the hard drive icon itself - one step above the created volume - it still reports the original disk name and reports as FAT32.....

Now, is this just a default hardware name and status that won't change, even if the disk has been reformatted.....? Or, does it mean that the disk has not been properly reformatted as HFS+?

Any ideas? I suspect I'm worrying about nothing, but would appreciate confirmation one way or the other....

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 1 GB RAM