Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Installing a Western Digital My Book

Ok, if you decide to go with one of these - for now forget the network drive. I couldn't get that to work with a Mac at all.

Instead, go with the USB version. I went with the 1TB My Book Essential usb.

Don't try anything clever like formatting it to a Journaled Mac Volume because it won't work. Simply reformat it as a Dos volume and rename it to whatever you want the drive to be called. Then start Time Machine, point Time Machine at the drive and let Time Machine format it for you.

Runs like a dream after that.

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