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I can not get my 2.5 hdd caddy to work on my Mac

I can not get my Dynamode 2.5 hdd caddy external hardrive to work on my Mac powerbook and can not find any instructions on how to do so.If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated =]

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If you used it on a PC you need to format it to a MAC. You can do this by going to disk utility and erasing it.

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