Back-up Avid media files .... reformat for Mac or not?


Just purchased a Passport to back-up of all my media files from my larger WD HD , as I am going abroad with the risks that involves.

The question is, do I reformat, or what do I do? All I want is handpicked files … (all media-files and bin-infos). What is the simplest way? Want to use it as a gigantic memory stick, is my idea.

(have a Macbook Pro OS X version 10.6.5)

If you wish to do a simple drag and drop backup, then, it is advisable to format your drive, once you format the drive, just drag and drop the files that you wish to backup from your older drive.