Using the Iomega® HDD External Hard Drive
Read this section for important information on these functions:
Formatting the Iomega® HDD External Hard Drive
FAT 32 format: The Iomega HDD External Hard Drive is PC formatted with FAT 32 to give the drive greater exchangeability between different operating systems.
NTFS format: NTFS is the native file system used by Windows® NT, 2000 and XP. If the Iomega drive is formatted in NTFS, it will not be recognized in Windows 98, Me or Mac® OS.
Reformatting the Drive on a PC: To reformat, right click on the drive icon and select Format.
NOTE: Reformatting your Iomega HDD External Hard Drive with a file system other than FAT 32 may make it unreadable on other computer operating systems.
Mac Users: You can read files on a Mac from a FAT 32 formatted drive, however:
Reformatting the Drive on a Mac: The default format for Mac is HFS+.
Windows 2000, NT, and XP Users:
Iomega FAT32 Formatter software: If the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive has been formatted with an NTFS file system, it may be unreadable on Windows 95, 98, ME, or Mac OS. To reformat the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive to FAT 32, use the Iomega FAT32 Formatter software located on the installation CD. Make sure you review the readme file before using the software.
For the most recent information on NTFS, FAT 32, and formatting the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive, go to www.iomega.com/support.
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Disconnecting the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive
Use the Device Stop Utility before disconnecting the power cable or the USB or FireWire adapter cable.
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Partitioning the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive
Iomega does not recommend or support multiple partitioning of the drive.
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