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background image Welcome to the Jack J. Vallenti School of Communications. How to Format your External Drive on the OS X El Capitan 10.11.x As Media Production, Broadcast Journalism and Photo Journalism Students you will now 
be required to provide your own External Hard Drive it can be USB, Thrunderbolt or Fire 
Wire. This will allow you to complete required work in all courses that will utilize 
computer production in the Communication Technology Center (CTC) labs. Please 
understand that these drives will now be where you will store all your content and work 
files needed for your courses and should be with you when ever you work in the CTC or 
your own person computers while you are student here. 
Here is a list of suggested External Drives Western Digital Seagate LaCie Acomdata Gforce Maxtor Toshiba These drives need to MAC formatted. Or Partitioned with a Mac and PC Partition.  Not worry about MAC or PC only when you by your drive. Below I have given you a 
guide to formatting your drive to work efficiently on the Mac Platform. If you are unsure 
about this or nervous about this, then bring the drive to class and I can help you. The Lab 
Aids can help you too.
 
With the new OS X El Capitan 10.11.x the Disk Utility application has changed so here is 
how to use the ne version of Disk Utility.
Make sure you External Drive is mounted on the Desktop
background image You need check your drive and if you need to format the drive for the MAC in the CTC or 
on your own APPLE computer.
To do this go to the Applications Folder then to the Utilities Folder and find Disk Utilities 
and double click on the icon.  
The Disk Utility window will open. See below. In the drive list, the column on the left you will find your external hard drive, you will note
that there are two it seems, click once on the second drive icon (child). See example below.
Under the drive name if it does not say Mac OS Extended (Journaled) then you need to 
reformat the drive see steps below. 
If you see Mac OS Extended or Extended (Journal) then you can exit the Disk Utility 
application or continue below with the partitioning steps.
If you want to make this drive a solid Mac volume and no partitions then do this. Select the
second drive (child). Click on the Erase Button in Disk Utility and another menu will 
appear, see below. In the Format line box click on the double arrows and from the pop 
down menu select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). You can give your drive a name in the 
Name: line box. Click on the Erase button at the lower right. You will be asked to confirm 
and do so and your drive will be reformatted for the Mac. You will see your drive leave 
your desktop then reappear.
background image This is the Parent Drive. This is the Child Drive.

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School: University of Houston
Department: Engineering
Course: Broadcast and Film Writing
Professor: Joseph Leydon
Term: Fall 2016
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