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Ashik, Mac Technician
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Hi, I bought a 500GB Iomega UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive (USB/Firewire/eSATA)

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I bought a 500GB Iomega UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive (USB/Firewire/eSATA) for my G5 Mac (latest OS X). I connected it via Firewire and the drive mounts as it should without any further doing. However, I can't drag and drop anything onto the drive! When I clicked "get info" on the drive I see that the Format of the drive is Windows NT File System (NTFS). Last time I bought an Iomega HDD it came ready with Mac compatible format.
How can I reformat it?

Hi I am Ashik. I think i can help you
You can format it easily...
  • Goto ~/Applications/Utilities and open DiskUtility
  • Now connect your hard drive into your Mac
  • Select the external Hard Disk you wish to format at the left column
  • Click on the Erase tab
  • At the “Volume Format” select “Mac OS Journaled/Extended”
  • If you confirm to format your hard disk, Click on “Erase” button.
  • If the erase process finished, your external hard disk is ready to use for Mac. (Warning : This will remove all your data from your hard disk)

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Hope it worked. Thanks for Accepting my answer and the positive feedback. Thanks
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

very good answer. It worked fine and solved my problem. Thanks!
As a non-expert Mac user the "disk utility" just wasn't at the forefront of my mind but it was worth 8 quid for the reminder :-)

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