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Want to format my seagate freeagent go 320 gb external hard drive to a macbook laptop want it to be compatiable to the mac?

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Format the external hard drive to a exFAT (OSX snow leopard or later), or FAT32 (all versions of OSX). It can be read and written for both mac and windows.

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Hello,
If you can see the drive in Applications --> utilities --> Disk Utility, then you will be able to reformat it in the Mac OS format and read it.
Good day, Damien

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SOURCE: How to format my new seagate freeagent 500 gb with macbook?

Here is a link to Seagate that describes how to fromat your drive fro a Mac. GOOD LUCK!

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SOURCE: How to make partition in a new seagate freeagent Go 320 GB

Here is a link to Microsoft on how to get to and use disk management. I do not know what operating system you are using but disk management has not changed a lot. The link below references XP and if you follow this step by step it will work great.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

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SOURCE: Formatting my Freeagent 1tb external hard drive for my Mac?

the problem is that your western digital operates using the NTFS (New Technology File System) which is the standard file system of Windows. Apple macs is not interopable with native NTFS therefore you need to install a read-write NTFS file-system driver on your mac.

an excellent free mac NTFS driver can be found here-
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/NTFS-3G.shtml

download and install the software then restart your mac.

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SOURCE: 320 gb seagate hard disc formating problem

Send your seagate back under warranty (RMA) they will send you a new one.

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