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I don't know how to select the type of partition needed for my mac when I am formatting the drive for mac OS?

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1 - Place the drive on the desktop.
2 - Start the "Disk Utility." Click on the drive, then on the "Erase" button.
3 - Select the "MS-DOS File System" in "Volume Format."
4 - Provide a new name for the drive. Click the "Erase" button.
5 - Perform the instructions given on the screen and finish the formatting.

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Format Toshiba - Canvio Basics 750GB External USB 3.0 for Mac


Salam,
It depends on which machine(s) you want to use your hard drive for! If it should works on PCs (Windows and Linux) you have to format it in exFAT but if will use it only on MAC, it would be better if you use hfs+ (AKA: Mac OS extended journaled - not case sensitive).
And to do dat you need to open Disk Utility (type it in spotlight (use small magnifying glass icon in upper right corner of screen)). In Disk Utility's window, select your External Hard Drive itself (not its partition), go to Partition tab and change its format to anything you want, then click on apply button and wait for progress to be down.
If you want to use hfs+, you may need to chang partition table format to "GUID", and for exFat it needs to be "Master Boot Record"; to change that, use options button down in the same tab that I mentioned above.
PS: No need to say that formatting a drive will erase all data from it, so you need to copy them somewhere else before that.

Jan 02, 2013 | Toshiba E05A100PBU3XS Canvio 1TB USB 3.0...

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Formatting an external hard drive with Mac OS X's Disk Utility


Formatting your new external hard drive is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, you don't even have to be a computer techie or uber-Mac geek to perform this procedure successfully.

The tool you would use, to format your drive within your Mac OS X system, is the built-in utility application called Disk Utility.

Disk Utility is Apple Inc.'s defacto utility application, for performing disk related tasks within the Mac OS X volume.

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From creating new images, to burning CDs and DVDs to formatting hard drives, Disk Utility performs well enough to keep not only your Mac OS X volume on your hard drive error free, but keep your hard drive healthy and error-free as well.

I could go on in detail, admirably describing more features of this versatile Mac OS X tool, but the purpose of this FixYa tip, is to show you how to easily format your external hard drive. So that is where I will take you now.
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There are generally two formats in Disk Utility that you can use to effectively format your hard drive.

Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - if you want a Mac readable hard drive only

MS-DOS (FAT 32) - If you want your external hard drive to be read by both Mac and PC.

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--STEPS FOR FORMATTING YOUR HARD DRIVE WITH DISK UTILITY--
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• First, make sure your external hard drive is connected securely to your Mac and is turned on.

•Next, from your desktop, click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities* folder.

(*You can also get to the Disk Utility application via Applications > Utilities folder)

• Now, locate and launch the Disk Utility application.

When Disk Utility opens you will see a left side window, which will show
all connected hard drives and optical drives. It is here that you
should see your external hard drive listed in that window.

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• When you locate it, simply select it and then select Partition
from the tabs on the right hand side.

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• Change the Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition

• Make sure to provide a name for your new external hard drive.

• Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the Format
drop down menu, for a bootable Mac only external hard drive.

• Or select MS-DOS from the Format drop down menu, for a bootable Mac & PC external hard drive.

From there, click the Options button, located toward the bottom of
your window.


This will open a partition scheme selection window as seen in this screen shot:

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• Select GUID Partition Table for bootability on a Intel processor based
Mac.

• Or select the Apple Partition Map for bootability on a PowerPC based Mac.

• Click the OK button.

Finally, click the Partition button and allow Disk Utility to format your new external hard drive.

When this process is complete, you now have a newly formatted, ready to use hard drive.

Believe it or not, this process can be completed faster than you think.
Using this method with Disk Utility, I was able to format my new 1TB Iomega USB external in less than 20 minutes.
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Final Note:
I used the external hard drive as the focus for showing you how to format and prepare your hard drive for use on your Mac, but this feature can also work with internal hard drives as well.
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For more information about some of the disk repairing features of Disk Utility, here is a great support link for this nifty and quite effective Apple utility for the Mac OS X platforms:

Using Disk Utility to repair a disk

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Thanks for reviewing my Mac OS X Tip!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer


on Feb 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My laptop does not recognize my iomega hard drive


You need to format your drive to work with your Mac. The drive is shipped formatted as NTFS (Windows).
I'm going to assume that you are using Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
1. Open Disk Utility
2. Select Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
3. In the left hand column, click on the drive icon for the Iomega Hard Drive.
********Make sure you click on the high level icon, not the second level volume icon.********
4. Select the Partition tab.
5. Change Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition.
6. Select the format type from the Format drop-down menu.
Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (recommended) or Mac OS Extended.
7. Click on the Options button.
8. Select the type of partition you want to use:
GUID Partition Table - for boot ability on Intel-based Macs
Apple Partition Map - for boot ability on PowerPC-based Macs
Master Boot Record - if you will use the drive on a PC as well as your Mac. Use this option ONLY if you selected PC-DOS as the format type.
CAUTION! In most cases, the computer will fail to format the drive as a Mac OS Extended (HFS+) partition using Master Boot Record. For best results, always choose GUID Partition Table (Intel) or Apple Partition Map (PowerPC).
9. Click OK.
10. Click Apply (10.5-10.6) or Partition (10.4). The drive is ready to use when the format completes.

Dec 17, 2010 | Iomega Prestige 500 GB USB 20 Hard Drive

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Hello, my Iomega 34579 1 TB USB 20 Hard Drive was working ok in my MAC but I've plugged it into my pc and it does'nt work, what do I have to do?


You probably formatted it as HFS+ to work with your Mac. Windows cannot do anything with that format. If you are wanting to use the drive with both Windows and Mac, you are going to have to format the drive as FAT32. There is a 4GB per file size limitation with FAT32. Otherwise there isn't anything that you can do.
To format your drive as FAT32 with a Mac OS X, Version 10.4 and above:
1. Make sure you have copied any needed files to another location. 2. Select Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
In the left hand column, click on the drive icon for the Iomega drive or disk.
Make sure you click on the high level orange drive icon, not the second level volume icon.
3. Select the Partition tab. 4. Change Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition. 5. Click on the Options button. 6. Select Master Boot Record as the partition type. 7. Click the Format drop-down menu and select MS-DOS File System as the format type. 8. Click OK. 9. Click the Partition button

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How to connect iomega ego blackbelt 3.0 to mack and change the partition


Mac decided not to go with USB 3.0 so you will have to use the USB 2.0 Y cable.
Using the USB Y cable. Plug the cable into the device first, then make sure to plug both USB's in to the computer starting with the short side USB then the longer side USB second. Also try using the USB's on the back side of the computer.
Formatting with Mac OS X, version 10.5 or above. 1. Make sure you have copied any needed files to another location. 2. Select Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility 3. In the left hand column, click on the drive icon for the Iomega Hard Drive. Make sure you click on the high level icon, not the second level volume icon. 4. Select the Partition tab. 5. Change Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition. 6. Select the format type from the Format drop-down menu. Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (recommended) or Mac OS Extended. 7. Click on the Options button. 8. Select the type of partition you want to use: GUID Partition Table - for boot ability on Intel-based Macs Apple Partition Map - for boot ability on PowerPC-based Macs Master Boot Record - if you will use the drive on a PC as well as your Mac. Use this option ONLY if you selected PC-DOS as the format type. CAUTION! In most cases, the computer will fail to format the drive as a Mac OS Extended (HFS+) partition using Master Boot Record. For best results, always choose GUID Partition Table (Intel) or Apple Partition Map (PowerPC). 9. Click OK. 10. Click Apply (10.5-10.6) or Partition (10.4). The drive is ready to use when the format completes.

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I just purchased an iomega ego /500gb and I'm having a problem formatting it by following their instructions. I just want to be able to plug it in and save my music. My mac doesn't even recognize it once...


You will need to format the drive to work with you Mac.
1. Open Disk Utility
2. Select Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
3. In the left hand column, click on the drive icon for the Iomega Hard Drive. Make sure you click on the high level icon, not the second level volume icon.
NOTE: For devices with 2 or more hard drives, please review the configuration settings to determine which volume type works best for you.
4. Select the Partition tab.
5. Change Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition.
6. Select the format type from the Format drop-down menu.
Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (recommended) or Mac OS Extended.
7. Click on the Options button.
8. Select the type of partition you want to use:
GUID Partition Table - for boot ability on Intel-based Macs
Apple Partition Map - for boot ability on PowerPC-based Macs
Master Boot Record - if you will use the drive on a PC as well as your Mac. Use this option ONLY if you selected PC-DOS as the format type.
CAUTION! In most cases, the computer will fail to format the drive as a Mac OS Extended (HFS+) partition using Master Boot Record. For best results, always choose GUID Partition Table (Intel) or Apple Partition Map (PowerPC).
9. Click OK.
10. Click Apply (10.5-10.6) or Partition (10.4). The drive is ready to use when the format completes.

Nov 21, 2010 | Iomega (33600) 160 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I think I did a few things wrong while formatting...I have a Mac but the person using the hard drive has a PC. First, I formatted it for FAT, then I tried to partition it for Mac OS (journaled) and FAT....


Connect it to a PC, and use "Disk Management" on the PC to delete all the partitions:
Click Start
Right-click My Computer
Click Manage
Expand "Storage"
Click "Disk Management (local)"
Click to select the partition.
Right-click and choose Delete.

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Trying to find manuals how to use the iomega with my apple mac but are not sure which one i have. On the hard-drive it says iomega with an i above it.


Manuals are not the easiest to come by for Iomega hard drives, but I can certainly assist you with formatting your hard drive for your Mac

All you need to do is this:

font.f1 {font: 14.0px Times}  * From your desktop click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop.

*Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

* From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities folder.

* Locate and launch the Disk Utility application

* Once Disk Utility is open, with your Iomega drive hooked up to your Mac and turned on, look in the left side bar and you should see your hard drive.

* Click on the hard drive and this will make the right window available to you.

* Now click the Partition tab

* It is here that can change your volume scheme from Current to 1 partition (or more).

* Once you have done that make sure to give your hard drive a name.

* Under Format: Make sure to select "Mac OS Extended(Journaled) format (this is the readable format for a hard drive being used on Macs).

* Once you are satisfied that the partition(s) is configured to your liking, the click Options button.

* Select GUID Partition Table for Bootability on an Intel Mac computer or notebook

*or select Apple Partition Map for a Power PC based Mac computer or notebook.

• Click Ok for that selection

• Click the Partition button and your drive will be ready to use once the format completes.

This should do the trick. Let me know if it works for you.

Thanks!

-Mactechtrainer

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