Formatting a WD Elements 1.5 TB Drive for Mac

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gcs - Mar 16, 2010 at 10:25 PM
 nick name - Jan 2, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Hello,
I just bought a Western Digital WD Elements 1.5 TB External hard drive, and I'm running a MacBook Pro with OS X Version 10.6.2. I'm wondering how I reformat the hard drive, which comes from the factory formatted for PC's. I'm not very computer savvy, so if someone could run me through this step by step it would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
GCS

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to be able to format a WD drive for Mac OSX go to the next address and is very well explained
https://support-en.wd.com/#leopardandfriends
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awesome, thanks!
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this was so helpful. THANK YOU!
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Great stuff! *Thumbs up*
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thanks , very helpful ... mind you , the Snow Leopard recognised that the hard drive was there , and asked anyway ... smart machine :-)
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Thanks Paulina - Clear and Easy.
If only WD put that in the box!!
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Mar 16, 2010 at 10:36 PM
You can find more information at the Western Digital help site:

https://support-en.wd.com

Good Luck
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Thank you very much, found it after a little digging around:
https://support-en.wd.com/!!&p_li=&p_search_text=&p_topview=1
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Mar 16, 2010 at 11:00 PM
Thanks for getting back to us with news of your success. I will mark this thread as solved.
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One WD Elements HD reformatted for my Mac as instructed - many thanks!!!!!!
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THIS WAS SOOOO HELPFULL THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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