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    Aug 03, 2011
    New hard drive and use
    I have purchased a new hard drive for the primary purpose of backing up my iMac using carbon clone and possibly a secondary partition set up for video editing.

    My questions are
    how do I format this hard drive
    how do I partition it
    I currently have 256 GB free out of 320 GB on my primary hard drive.
    After I do this back up with carbon clone, I intend to upgrade to the new operating system( Mountain lion).

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Hook the drive up either USB or Firewire, go into Disk utility, select the drive from the left hand pane, hit Erase and choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to format. Then into Partition, make sure GUID is selected, and partition as you wish.

    One thing Mountain Lion is not the new operating system, Mavericks is. You will have trouble accessing ML now Mavericks has been released.
    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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    Aug 03, 2011
    meant Mavericks Thanks

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