10/10/10
9:09 am

Forum Question: WD external drives format before use

I have three Western Digital external drives before use what format should I use. Or should they be reformatted. I have a Quad core L7 iMac.
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Richard

Comments: 2 Responses to “WD external drives format before use”

    10/10/10 @ 9:11 am

    You should definitely reformat before using a new drive. Chances are, if they are pre-formatted that they are formatted for Windows, not Mac. The standard for Mac would be “Mac OS Extended (Journaled).”
    But, if you plan on using a drive to transfer files between Mac and Windows computers, you should use FAT 32 instead.

    Richard
    10/10/10 @ 10:45 am

    thank you Gary very much and for your fast reply.

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