ARCHIVED: For Mac OS 9.x and earlier, what is Drive Setup?

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Drive Setup is a utility for formatting and partitioning your internal hard disk. It replaces earlier formatting software, such as HDSC Setup and Internal HD Format. It is included on your system installation software CD-ROM or Disk Tools disk.

Note: In Mac OS X, Drive Setup has been replaced by the Disk Utility, which also includes the functionality of Disk First Aid.

Warning: If you use Drive Setup to repartition or reinitialize your hard disk, all of its data will be lost. Therefore, it is essential to make a backup copy of your drive before using Drive Setup.

For more information on using Drive Setup, consult your computer's built-in help features, or search the Apple Knowledge Base at:

To search Apple's Knowledge Base by keyword or article number, or to access other search options, click Advanced Search.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 12:39:09.

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