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What format should my drive be? And how do I change the format?

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The format of your drive will greatly affect the library performance. If you are having disk errors, it may be your drive needs reformatting. 

 

  • The most efficient format for Mac Users is Mac OS (Journaled) 
  • The most efficient format for Windows users is NTFS. 

 


 

Before changing your drive format, we suggest creating a backup of the contents that are stored on your samples drive. The process of changing the drive format erases the drives contents. 

 


 

How do I change my drive format (MAC) 

Open "disk utility", select the drive on the left hand side that you wish to formatted. 

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Click "Erase". After clicking "erase", you can then select the drive format. Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

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How do I change my drive format (Windows) 

Find the drive in your file browser. Right click the drive and choose "Format".

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Under the drop down, select "File System", choose NTFS. Click Start

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