I have a Mac mini with 256SSD in which I store my iTunes library. I now need a (much) larger external drive to transfer my library to. Amazon has the subject external drive for $219.99, a great price. So I reviewed the WD tech support instructions for reformatting the drive for a Mac. Easy to follow but I have a few questions:
I plan on using the two drives as independent drives. Do I have to reformat both drives, or does one reformat take care of both drives? I understand that reformatting will wipe the drives clean. Will I be able to choose independent drives after the reformatting? Will Time Machine, which I currently use for backing up the SSD to an internal 500GB HD, recognize the two external drives?
If not the subject drive I’ll probably order the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual at $294.99 introductory price.
Thanks in advance for any help.