Mac Studio is an entirely new Mac desktop which is rated as one of the best desktop computers by many tech review medias. How to format an external hard drive or USB flash drive on Mac Studio? Actually, it is the same as formatting an external hard drive on MacBook or other Mac. In this article, we will show you two disk format methods and one disk wipe method for Mac Studio.
Why should you format a storage media on Mac Studio?
- When you set a external disk for Mac Studio Time Machine backup disk, you need to format it.
- Format the external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card...to fix logical errors.
- The external hard drive is NTFS disk, format it so it can be used on Mac Studio.
- You will sell, donate or discard your old external storage device, format it to remove all sensitive data.
- Remove all malware, virus-infected files from the external disk.
Format external hard drive/USB drive/memory card by using Disk Utility
Disk Utility is a built-in application which can manage disks on Mac Studio. Follow the steps below to format external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card with Disk Utility.
Step 1. Open Launchpad > Find Disk Utility > Click to Open Disk Utility.
Step 2. Make sure your external device has been connected to your Mac Studio. Then it will shows on the interface of Disk Utility. (If the connected external device is not showing up, check this guide: fix external device not showing up on Mac >>)
Step 3. Select the external device, and click on Erase button.
Step 4. Choose a file system, then click Erase.
Step 5. Disk Utility will quickly format the external device.
Use DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac as the disk format tool on Mac Studio
DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is a powerful disk management tool for Mac OS. It can help you easily and securely format external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive on Mac Studio. Download this software:
Just open DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac on your Mac Studio, and then choose Disk Manager. Select the external device you want to format, then click on Format button.
Please note that, whether your external device is formatted by Disk Utility or formatted by DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, the lost data on the external device still can be recovered by data recovery software - such as Do Your Data Recovery for Mac.
Permanently wipe data from external device on Mac Studio
If you are going to sell or dispose of your old external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, etc, you should permanently erase all sensitive data from it. DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac offers certified data erasure methods to help you securely and permanently wipe data from USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera or other storage device.
Just open DoYourData Super Eraser, choose data erasure mode - Wipe Hard Drive.
Select the device you want to wipe.
Click on Wipe Now button to format the device and permanently erase all data from the device.
Once the process gets finished, all data on the external device will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.
Please note that once the data is erased by DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, the data is gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac also supports to shred files, erase deleted files on Mac Studio.