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Erasing ibook harddrive in an external enclosure?


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My logicboard on my ibook failed, so I put the hard drive into an external enclosure and bought a macbook pro. How do I go about erasing the harddrive in the external enclosure to use as just a normal file storage drive that both PC and mac can read? What is the easiest way to do this?

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you should be able to do that through disk utility.

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Yeah just hook it up, open disk utility and erase it using the 'MS-DOS' partition scheme.

Your drive will be able to be read by both windows & os x then.
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Got it! THanks!

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