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    Default Portable Hard Drive Questions

    Howdy. I got up at 4:30 in the morning on Boxing Day to get myself a cheap external hard drive from Best Buy. What an experience that was!
    Anyway, I was setting up this Cavalry Hurricane hard drive, and it turns out that there's very little info on setting it up for a Mac. And yes, I did check that it was Mac-comaptible before I bought it. Their website offers no clues either.
    So, here are my questions:
    1. Do you know how to partition/format a portable hard drive on a Mac?
    and...
    2. Are there any brands y'all can recommend that might be better? I've head good things about Western Digital.
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    I'm a Seagate fan. Anything but Maxtor. Pop the drive in the case, hook it up, open Disk Utilities, Erase Disk (Mac OS Extended - Journaled)... wait a few seconds, and you're ready to rock.

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    Cool, thanks. Anyone else?
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    the western digital mybooks are where it's at. don't be fooled into buying the mac edition though. it's all the same.

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    I bought my wife a Cavalry for backup. Thing was dead within a few months. Junk.

    I just bought a Seagate for the replacement...it has a 5 year warranty. Can't beat that.

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    Cool. Many thanks, guys.
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    Day after Thxgiving (AMERICAN THXGIVN, COMMIEFACE) I went to Best Buy at 4am and got a 500 gig Western Digital MyBook for a hundred bucks. Works like a dream.

    I want to know about this partitioning thing too, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlonde7 View Post
    Day after Thxgiving (AMERICAN THXGIVN, COMMIEFACE) I went to Best Buy at 4am and got a 500 gig Western Digital MyBook for a hundred bucks. Works like a dream.

    I want to know about this partitioning thing too, though.
    Couldn't you have just asked one of your Johns to buy one for you?

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    They spend less on tricks and more on their families during Christmas. You should know that, swampcheeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlonde7 View Post
    Day after Thxgiving (AMERICAN THXGIVN, COMMIEFACE) I went to Best Buy at 4am and got a 500 gig Western Digital MyBook for a hundred bucks. Works like a dream.

    I want to know about this partitioning thing too, though.
    I got one of those for xmas, but haven't hooked it up yet though. good to hear it works well

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