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Would like to reformat max external HDD for PC use

by letsprocras / September 7, 2006 11:10 PM PDT

Good Day,
I currently have an external HDD that I've have no problems using with my mac. It's an ST3200826A Seagate Barracuda 7200 I think.
I would now like to use it to perhaps backup my PC system.
Hoping for some sort of miracle, I though perhaps if I could just plug in the USB cord and find something already installed that might help reformat the HDD for PC use.
Running on Windows XP, it registers under the USB Mass Storage Device as "ST3200826A USB Device", but I am now unsure what to do in order to reformat and use it.
Any advice would be much appreciated.

Esme

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If you don't...
by jackintucson / September 8, 2006 3:48 AM PDT

have the Seagate install disks, download them and create a boot disk so the Seagate software boots. You should be able to re-format the drive for PC use.

and life goes on...

Jack

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