2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2013 3:47 AM by pamelarandwick
pamelarandwick Level 1 Level 1


I have just bought a Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio portable hard drive. It needs sto be formatted for Mac (OS10.5).  I was told to go to disk utility, format using FAT32.

In disk utility - erase there is an option MS_DOS(FAT).  Is this what I use?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD Elements SE 1TB External Drive
Solved by AnaMusic on Mar 31, 2013 11:44 PM Solved

pamelarandwick wrote:


...  It needs sto be formatted for Mac ...


Usually if you are Only intend to use it with a Mac it should be Formatted Mac OS Extended (journaled)


More Info here on Formats  >  http://pondini.org/OSX/DU8.html


To Format the Drive using Disc Utility... See Here...




From Pondinis Excellent Information here...