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    Reformatting external hard drive

    Hey all, anyone know how to reformat a Lacie external hard drive? (One of these guys: LaCie - Rugged Hard Disk - FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0)

    I've got one attached to my Macbook and when I powered up the computer I got an error message saying I needed to backup the files and reformat. I backed up the files I need to save, but can't figure out how to reformat the drive. I went to Applications-->Utilities-->Disk Utilities and did the "First Aid" Verify and Repair, but it says it can't repair the disk and it needs to be reformatted.

    Am I missing something here??



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    Re: Reformatting external hard drive

    Thanks. Will give it a shot...tried a pretty lengthy google search but nothing really seemed to be quite right.



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    Re: Reformatting external hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Thanks. Will give it a shot...tried a pretty lengthy google search but nothing really seemed to be quite right.
    lengthy?

    os x format external drive


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