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Solved: Format Hard Drive for External use

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Marjnal, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Marjnal

    Marjnal Thread Starter

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    I have an 80Gig Maxtor HD I want to use with a new usb external enclosure. The drive is recognized when installed as an additional drive in my computer. Can I use the device manager to format it so it will be recognized when connected as an external drive? Or is there another process that is needed for formatting.

    Thanks, Al:)
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Right-click Computer, Manage, Disk Management. Right-clcik the drive and remove all partitions so all the space is unallocated. Create partitions the sizes you want and format. Change drive letters, if you want.
     
  3. Marjnal

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    Thanks for the information.

    Regards, Al
     
  4. Elvandil

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    It's pretty simple, huh?

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