Formating 500GB HD Tags: Hard Drives HD Format Storage Last response: October 13, 2009 12:19 AM in Storage Share dcoplen50 October 12, 2009 9:46:05 PM What is one way to format a 500 GB hard drive to store large mechanical drawings for a company This a single user computer More about : formating 500gb jared51182 October 13, 2009 12:19:20 AM I'll give this a shot - someone correct me if I'm wrong. It depends on what kind of computer will be accessing it. If it is a Windows machine - NTFS is the file system that Windows likes best. If you will be using OSX or a unix based OS, then FAT32. Basically these are the two main types of formatting. Were you asking how to format? OR just the type of formatting? Is this a new drive or one that was previously used? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Iomega 500gb external HD wants to be formated Forum SolvedAMD Radeon HD 8300 graphics Gateway - One 19.5" All-In-One Computer - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive Forum Solvedhow can i start my dead hd..hitachi 500gb laptop Forum SolvedI have 1tb hard disk become 500gb after format... Forum 500GB internal HD not showin up on my laptop Forum SolvedWestern digital hd 500gb makes sounds Forum SolvedWD 500gb External HD Forum 500gb Hardrive taking more than 72 hours to format. Forum I am connecting my old SATA 500gb hd via a SATA/IDE ->USB Bridge. My pc see this as a BASIC drive, but is continually asking m Forum 1TB WD Mybook Essential USB 3.0 shows 500GB after format Forum Actually i have 500Gb HD but when iam installing windows7 it showing empty drives so plz can you help me what should i do Forum my seagate 500gb i asking me to format i tried to but saying unable to format what should i do? Forum Need to undo a New Simple Volume on Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive formatted for OS X. Forum Going from 500GB HD to 250GB SSD ok? Forum 500gb drive. can't access it now that I formatted windows drive Forum Can my WD 500gb external HD be used to do a mirror image backup Forum How does a 500GB HD suddenly turn into a 31GB HD HELP Forum 500GB Lacie External HD - erased a folder now It only 30GB? Forum WD 500gb ext hd usb3 compatable/no software Forum PC responds very slow when i replaced my 160gb hd with 500gb hd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !