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Hi all,
I had to replace my hd in my iMac and have never done this before.
What format do I use as it showing me several ones?
I know it's not Dos.
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If your Drive will only be used with a Mac choose HFS+ . Personally I choose journaled and not case sensitive. For Intel Macs choose the GUID partition type.

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Mac OS Extended (Journalled) and as Sly said if it is an Intel iMac, under Partition > Options select GUID, and Apple Partition Map if it is a Power PC model.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Thanks guys.
All done, 1 terabyte partioned into 2 equal 500 gig.
Now all I have to do is figure how to merge 2 itune libraries.
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