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    baggss's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2004
    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    Formating software
    A friend of mine is setting up an external drive for a Mac and is moving data off a PC. The disc will initially be formatted FAT-32 but he wants to reformat it to HFS once he done with the PC side. AFAIK there is no Mac software that will reformat/partition on the fly without him having to whack the drive, back everything up and reformat.

    Anyone know of any that I am unaware of?

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    inflexion's Avatar
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    Jan 12, 2005
    12" 1Ghz PB 768Mb 10.4.5 30Gb Video iPod 40Gb 3G iPod 1Gb iPod Shuffle
    if he's doing it on a pc tell him to do all the donkey work in partition magic then format the partition in disk utility.

    Man i really really wish they would make PM for a mac i miss the app badly when i need to partition and format drives

    Apple, think different

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Agreed. I very much miss PM on the Mac side.

    There is some PM like software for the Mac but I have not tried it. I posted a URL to it here on MF a while back. Will try and find it.

    Edit: Found the Thread.

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    Micromat makes a formating program called DiskStudio that creates/modifys partitions non-destructively:

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