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Trying to format a new seagate freeagent go with a mac??? Please help as I am not sure what to do to get the format process started it tells me to use the mac disk utilities but oh well I still don't know what I should do from there..

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I bought a new seagate 120GB external disk drive. I only store a small file of 40KB but the disk is showing that i have used 25 percent which is equal to 28.2GB, i then delete the small file but the 25 percent used is still showing. Please i need some help on what i can do to get my hard drive back to 120GB even if i need to format the drive.
Thanks in Advance.

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