Okay, I’m not a techie kind of guy so I need some help here. I’ve got a hub (using that just fine now), and a MacBook (pretty good with it) but I’ve got virtually no experience with external hard drives. Just got this Mybook and I am going to back up all the stuff (pretty much all just video files) onto it from my Hub. Seems like it’d let me do that just fine, but I also want to use my MyBook down the line sometime as an external hard drive for my MacBook (possibly Time Machine it).
So my question is, should I do the steps for the Mac reformatting? I plugged the MyBook into my Mac straight outta the box and it popped up just fine on my system but I don’t know if that necessarily means there won’t be problems down the line still if I don’t reformat.
Also, I have heard the term partitioning but don’t know what that even means and I so don’t want to have to do anything with that, but let me know if I need to.
Basically, for my fellow WD/Mac users, is it better to use the MyBook as is or reformat it for Mac using the instructions that come with it?