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Erasing external drive?

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Posted on June 15, 2022 at 07:15:45
SamA
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Time to back up the music collection. I have three 2TB drives. Rather than buy another one, I prefer re-using the oldest backup drive. Is there a preferred way to erase it and ready it for re-use?

 

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RE: Erasing external drive?, posted on June 15, 2022 at 07:38:06
AbeCollins
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Just reformat the drive and choose NTFS if it will be used on a Windows computer only. Choose exFAT if you want the external drive to be compatible with macOS and Windows.

I haven't formatted a drive in Windows for over a decade since I made the switch to macOS but the link below concisely describes how its done.

I assume you're on a Windows machine as it shows up that way in your Asylum profile.




 

Thanks, Abe nt, posted on June 15, 2022 at 12:16:56
SamA
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