Question about Western Digital 1TB My Passport Essential SE USB 3.0 Portable External, WDBACX0010BBKSN USB 2.0 Hard Drive
-With the western digital drive plugged in you will want to open the "Disk Utility" application,
-Disk Utility can be found by either opening you applications folder, then opening the Utilities folder
-Use spotlight (the magnifying glass in the upper right corner) and type in "disk", it should show Disk Utility as the first choice
-Once disk utility is open on the left hand side you should see a list of drives including your internal hard drive and optical disk drive, below them should be your western digital drive with an orange icon next to it.
-Select the western digital drive in this menu so that it is highlighted, then back in the main window near the upper middle you will see 4 buttons named "First Aid, Erase, Partition, Raid & Restore" Select the Erase Option
-Now you will see a menu with drop down arrows for what type of a partition you want it to have
-If you want to use it on windows and mac then select MS-Dos(FAT), otherwise if you just want to use it on a mac, select Mac OSX Extended,
-Finally hit the "Erase" button near the bottom right and after it is done you should see the icon for this drive appear on your desktop as a useable disk
Posted on May 18, 2011
You shouldn't need to do anything to make the drive work on your mac apart from plug it in!
Posted on May 18, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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