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How to Format Hard Drive on Mac (including External Hard Drive)

Jan. 23, 2014 10:59 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Computer Data Recovery
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Maybe you just want to completely delete data on your Mac hard drive. Maybe you need to format a hard drive so that it can be used on your MacBook Air and extend your Mac's storage. To achieve this, you're lucky to find this article which focus on how to format hard drive on Mac.

Steps to format hard drive on Mac

You can follow the steps below to format hard drive on Mac. Before you start formatting hard drive on Mac, make sure you have backed up the Mac hard drive, especially when you get valuable files on the hard drive. If you've no idea how to back up Mac, check How to Backup Mac with Time Machine.

As for now you must know how to format drive on Mac computer by yourself. If you realize that valuable files are formatted on the hard drive but you haven't backed up the hard drive, get Data Recovery for Mac to recover formatted data for you before the data is overwritten.

Added Info

In the above guide, we use Disk Utility to erase and format a hard drive. Disk Utility is a free application included with Mac OS X, is a multipurpose, easy-to-use tool for working with hard drives and drive images. Among other things, Disk Utility can erase, format, repair, and partition hard drives, as well as create RAID arrays.

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