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How to install external hard disk for mac

I just bought the storex external hard disk for mac last week. I did try to install from the install disk but it doesnt work..

Please help me solve the problem..

Thank you in advance and Best regards,
Jeena

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Hi,

Jeena you can just connect the hard drive to the mac it will recognize it & it will install the drivers automatically.

Before using it you have to format the drive using the Apple's disk utility.

First, locate the 10.2 CD and start up the iMac using the CD (insert CD, restart computer, immediately hold down C key).
Do not click on the installer screen. Instead go to the Installer Menu (or Options) and select Disk Utility.

When that opens, click on the second icon at the top left, then click on Repair Disk. Watch the activity screen. If it does any repairs, you will need to click on the Repair Disk button a second time. This is to make sure it finds all the problems and repairs them. You want to see no reference to repairs made - which may mean you have to click on that button three or four times.

How much memory is installed on the computer? To find this, just go to the Apple menu at the top far left and select About This Mac. The window that opens will give you the amount of memory installed, processor speed and exactly what OS version you are running.

How much empty available space is on the hard drive? To find this, just open a window. At the very bottom you should see how many items and how much available space.

You can use the SMART to run the diag on your had drive from

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/smartutility.html

The additional tasks which can be performed by using disk tility can be found :

http://www.macworld.com/article/51199/2006/06/julyworkingmac.html

This will solve your problem.

Good Luck.

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