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    iMac 27 inch Late 2009. Processor 2.8GHz Memory 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3. Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    Using an External drive for backup
    Having just moved to a Mac, I want to use a Lacie External drive previously used on a Windows PC.

    Does this have to be configured for the Mac and if so how?

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    If you plan to use it with Apple's Time Machine backup system, then you will need to reformat it to MacOS Extended format, Use disk utility in Applications > Utilities

    Once done reconnect the drive and the Mac will ask you if you want to use the drive as a time machine backup disk
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