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Hi, Recently purchased FreeAgent/Desk 500gb External Drive.

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Recently purchased FreeAgent/Desk 500gb External Drive. Bar code number 7 636490 006920.
Is this device Apple Mac compatable - if so - how do I get it to work on an Apple Mac.

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
Hi Mike, I am Ashik. I think i can help you

Most of the hard drives will work on Mac OS X. You have to format it to use on Mac.
  • Goto ~/Applications/Utilities/ and open DiskUtility
  • Now connect your hard drive into your Mac
  • Select the External Hard Disk that at the left column i.e your FreeAgent External HD
  • 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.

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