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Can i partition my WD my book essential edition

When I run the disk utility on my mac i do not get the partition tab that i get with other disks.

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I'veseen similiar problems to this. Why do you need to repartition? If you really must then a third party program such as Paragon Partition Manager is what I use.

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Wd my book re format for mac


from pg 68 of the user guide.
Reformatting the Drive
Go to
http://support.wd.com
and refer to Knowledge Base answer ID 3865 for
information about reformatting the drive.
See "Troubleshooting" on page 66 for more information about reformatting a drive.
Restoring the WD
Software and Disk Image
After you have reformatted your drive for use on Mac computers, go to
http://support.wd.com
and see Knowledge Base answer ID 7 for information about
downloading and restoring the
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e Utilities and WD Security
software and disk image.
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for Mac computers with this drive model.

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I just purchased a WD my book essential at Costco. I have an IMAC and need to reformat. I have Snow Leopard and plan on getting the new Lion after I transfer information to the haard disk. I just...


How do I format the external hard drive on a Macintosh computer?

To format the drive for MAC OSX

1. Connect the drive to your computer.

2. Open Disk Utility. (Applications folder > Utilities folder > Disk Utility). Select the hard drive in the left hand column and click on the Erase tab.

3. In the Volume Format drop-down menu, select Mac OS Extended *.

4. Once you have selected the format and have named the drive, click on Erase. You will be presented with a 'Are you Sure' dialog.

5. The drive will format and upon completion will be available for use.

Note: * For the best performance, we recommend using Mac OS Extended format. However, if you will be transferring files between a Windows system and a Macintosh, format the drive as MS-DOS (FAT32) or use a program such as MediFour

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If you run windows, you can right-click on my computer, select management, and locate disk management on the left. Right click on the drive in question (make sure you have the right one!) and select format. If you are on a Mac, you can open Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder inside of Applications), select the drive you want on the left, and go to the Erase tab.

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Change the cable and try again.
If the drive is seen in Windows, try the disk utilities to test the drive.

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It needs to be formatted for mac use.  If you are going to be using it on both Windows and Mac OS X, you need to format it in windows as a FAT 32 partition.  If you are going to be using it Mac ONLY, then you can format it in disk utility.  

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load the driver for mac use, the external hard drive comes with cd, the mac driver should be inside, load it to your mac computer. if you donot have the cd go online to western digital and download it. just load the driver and u will be fine, make sure u connect the cable in right places.

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Plug it into your mac, open "Disk Utility" select your Hard Drive in the list to the side, click "RAID" change the Volume Format to MS-DOS (FAT). Now unplug it, plug it into your PC, open "My Computer" right click your Hard Drive and click "Format" change to FAT(it might be FAT 32, or something else). Click "Format." This should work.
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Try going to Applications, Utilities, Disk Utility and use the Disk Utility program to format the disk.

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