February 25th, 2007, 08:25 PM
i bought a 300 gig LaCie Big Disk Triple Extreme when i got my mac. i formated it to my pc to put all my files on it then transfered them to my mac. but i cant write to the hard drive from my mac. only when connected to my pc will it allow me to write to the disk. now that i have my files on my mac, i want to reformat it so i can use it just for my mac. is this possible? thanks
February 26th, 2007, 04:28 AM
Yep, its easy, go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility. Select the drive from the list on the left, and select the 'erase' tab at the top. Name the drive and set the Volume Format to Mac OS EXtended (journaled), and hit the ersase button. Make sure you have backed up all the files first though!!
Thsi will put it in the native Mac format, but be aware PC's can't read/write it (though they can if you buy MacDrive (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive6/).
March 8th, 2007, 01:04 AM
Not sure if this would work on your harddrive but I've been formatting my 2Gb USB pendrive using Disk Utility as well, but formatting to MS-DOS mode. Lets me work on Macs and Windows PCs.