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Mac Basics: How to format a hard drive

Roman Loyola, Macworld.com | April 15, 2011
This article will show how to format a hard drive using Disk Utility, a helpful application that comes with every Mac. It’s easy, and takes a few minutes.

 

Step 5: Done 

After Disk Utility has formatted the drive, it automatically mounts it to your desktop. There’s no alert from the software. If you have a hard drive with multiple partitions, each partition will appear on your desktop with hard drive icons. You can now use your drive just as you normally would. Enjoy.

 

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