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somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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Dec 3, 2012 2:46 AM

I am in the process of reformatting my 2TB Seagate which has been giving me problems for quite sometime. A major portion of my works have been already copied to two other drives. I intend to use this reformatted drive for TM backup purpose. While on the reformat process I encountered three options:

 

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I know that the third option is not for me and I do not know which of the first two options will meet my need. Can anyone please educate me in this matter?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), garage band, FCPX:10.0.6 version
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,155 points)
  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 2:51 AM (in response to somanna)

    is the first one - GUID...

     

    Not sure what problems you had with that drive but if you are plannning to use it for backup (TC) you want to make 100% sure it is a properly working drive, do you not?

  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to somanna)

    Do you have any data on that drive that you need to recover?


    Ideally if you highlight Seagate in the left pane and go to the Partition tab and remove the problematic if not all partitions.

    the you can start over by adding new partions and formating them.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,155 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to somanna)

    somanna wrote:

     

    I am in the process of reformatting my 2TB Seagate which has been giving me problems for quite sometime.

     

    Many users have reported issues and dissatisfaction with the Goflex drives... just search the Forum.

     

    somanna wrote:

     

    What should I do next?

     

    IMO...  buy another Drive to use as your Time Machine Backup.

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,735 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to somanna)

    The answer of AnaMusic is correct.

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