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HT1284 Do I need to reformat my external hard drive before I backup to it?  It shows very little free space when in fact it is empty.

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I am new to Imac.  I want to use an external hard drive to backup to but the drive shows very little free space when in fact it is empty.  Do I need to reformat it and, if so How?  Thanks

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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