I have an old 100 GB hard drive from a windows laptop that I would like to make use of as a portable, external hard drive. I ordered a cheap case on Amazon and it works fine. However, the disk is still unreadable by my iMac. How do I reformat the hard drive (in Disk Utility?) so that I can use it to just store files for me?
When I plugged my hard drive into my computer, a message came up saying that it was unreadable by this operating system. I opened up Disk Utility and I can view it there.
The main essence of my question is what can I do from an application like Disk Utility that will enable me to use the hard drive for file storage on my mac.
Details on the hard drive:
- Case connects to SATA which is an adapter to a USB cable.
- Connected through USB 2.0 to built in USB port on my iMac 10.8.2