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Hi All,

I finally purchased a Mac Mini. I also got a Western Digital My Book to use as a external drive. The version that I got is formatted as FAT and can be used by both MAC and PC. Should I reformat this drive before using it or can I just begin ripping CDs as it is.

 

If yes how do I do this on a Mac??? I tired it today but was faced with too many options I didn't understand.

 

Thanks,

Jay

 

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Hi Jay - If you are only going to use it on a Mac then I highly recommend reformatting to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

 

Go to Applications >> Utilities >> Disk Utility

 

Click on your FAT drive then on the right side of the window you'll have the option to erase. This is where you select the volume format and you can give the volume a name.

 

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Hi Chris,

 

This is what I did:

 

Go to Applications >> Utilities >> Disk Utility

select "My Book" >> Volume Format to Ext. Journal >> Give it a name >> press "Erase"

 

I end up with an error message. Am I doing something wrong???

 

Thanks again Chris.

Jay

 

 

 

Jay

 

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