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hapycampr2002
10-30-2008, 08:10 AM
I have a few external HD's. I just bought one used (a LaCie) and want to erase it. I am given a volume format option. What is best?
Thanks in advance.

unclemac
10-30-2008, 02:40 PM
HFS+ for any flavor of OS 10.

Fat32 if you need simple cross platform access to both OS 10 and Windows.

hapycampr2002
10-30-2008, 04:11 PM
Hi Unclemac,
I didn't make myself clear. I meant in terms of "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)", etc. of the choices one is given.
Hapy

unclemac
10-30-2008, 06:26 PM
oh, yes. Sorry. that's it.......gives you HFS+

Journaled is best for any OS drive, not required (but won't hurt) for any storage only drive. But you can always turn journaling on or off later without reformatting, so go for it.

hapycampr2002
10-31-2008, 06:10 AM
Thx much. BTW: Do you LIVE on this site? :) I benefit greatly from your omnipresence. I feel like I should start paying you for all of the advice you have given me on one post or another.
hapy

unclemac
10-31-2008, 07:48 AM
Welcome.

Yes, yes I do live here. :) No charge. It's a pay it forward thing.