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    Jun 14, 2011
    New hd Format
    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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    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    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.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    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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    Member Since
    Jun 14, 2011
    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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