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Fix a Western Digital My Book drive formatting problem
Authored by: bkitchman on Sep 10, '08 02:59:26PM

So the issue is pretty simple to explain. The drives are shipping partitioned with MBR. You can not use HFS+ * with MBR partitioned drives. So you need to repartition in either APM (Apple Partition Map) or GPT (GUID Partition Table). It doesn't matter which you do unless you are going to use the drive as a boot volume. Use GPT to boot intel machines and APM to boot PPC machines. That is not to say that you can not boot an intel machine with a drive partitioned APT, it is just not supported.

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