How to Format External Hard Drive on Mac?

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Ava

updated on 2020-01-06 to Data Erasure

When Mac users have the needs of formatting an external hard drive under Mac OS, they may need special disk formatting tool. Unlike Windows OS, there is no right-click menu tool to help in formatting external device on Mac. If you want to format an external hard drive on Mac, you can try this powerful and easy-to-use disk management tool - TS DataWiper for Mac.

TS DataWiper for Mac is a powerful Mac data eraser. It also offers disk tools to help you manage hard drives, external devices on your Mac. If you want to format an external hard drive on Mac, this tool would be a great choice. Just download and install it on your Mac.

1. Format external hard drive on Mac with TS DataWiper for Mac

After installing this application on your Mac, you can run it from Launchpad. Then you can see 4 tools offered by this powerful data eraser software. Then choose this tool Disk Tool.

Just connect the external hard drive to your Mac via USB cable, then select it. You can see a Format button. Just click on the Format button to quickly format the external hard drive for your Mac. The formatted external hard drive also can be used on your Windows computer.

Format external hard drive on Mac

But, please note that the formatted data on the external hard drive can be easily recovered by data recovery software - such as TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac. If you want to format your external hard drive and permanently erase your data on it, you can try the another solution.

2. Format and wipe external hard drive on Mac with TS DataWiper for Mac

If you are going to sell, donate or dispose an old external hard drive, you need to permanently erase all your data on it. TS DataWiper for Mac also can help you format and wipe the TS DataWiper for Mac so that no body have the chance to restore your private documents, videos, etc.

Choose the tool “Erase Hard Drive”, and select your external hard drive. This tool will help you format the external hard drive and permanently erase all data information on this external hard drive, beyond the scope of data recovery.

Format external hard drive on Mac

Click on Erase Now button to permanently erase all data on the external hard drive.

Format external hard drive on Mac

Once the process gets finished, all the data on the external hard drive is gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. After erasure, you can sell or donate your external hard drive without any security issue.

TS DataWiper for Mac also can help you shred files on external hard drive or erase deleted data on external hard drive. Just download this easy-to-use data erasure and disk formatting tool to your Mac.

Some useful tips:

  • Once the data is erased by TS DataWiper for Mac, there is no way to recover the erased data. So, please backup your data before you erase it.
  • TS DataWiper for Mac can format damaged or unmounted external hard drive on your Mac to fix logical errors.
  • TS DataWiper for Mac is a safe eraser to format/erase SSD external hard drive on your Mac.
  • It is strongly recommended to wipe all your data on your external hard drive before you sell or donate it.