2265 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2010 10:38 AM by Charles Dyer
1 Open Disk Utility
2 locate the drive you want to use. It should be listed something like '500 GB Seagate' or whatever make it is.
3 listed directly below the drive should be the current volume(s) in use. If it is a Windows drive, it might be named 'Untitled' or similar.
4 Select the drive, and not the volume. You should get a window with several tabs, labeled 'First Aid', 'Erase', 'Partition', 'RAID', and 'Restore'. Select 'Partition'.
5 Select the volume scheme you want. I suggest using just one volume. Click the 'Options' button, and select GUID for the partition scheme.
6 partition and format the volume, using Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
Thank you Charles and Neil!
I did it, following those wonderful step by step instructions Charles sent. Good to know that TM would have done it too. I am just eager to have everything all ready when my new "toy" arrives.
I saved and printed out those terrific instructions in case I ever need them again.
Once more, thanks so much to you both. I really appreciate folks like you who are so willing to help the less knowledgeable among us!