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Question: New HDD The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.

I've put my brand new 2.5" hybrid hard drive in an enclosure and get the following message: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." and have been given the following 3 options: Initialize... / Ignore / Eject.


What does Initialize do and is the right option for me if I want to format and partition my hard drive?


All help appreciated. 🙂

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Choose "Initialize". Use Disk Utility to partition it. Choose "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".


Initialization formats a blank or otherwise unreadable disk for use with OS X.

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