Drive Genius 3‘s initialize feature can prepare a disk that is not been previously formatted or erase an existing volume before Installing a version of Mac OSX on it. Most hard drives are already pre-formatted, however, many hard drives are not ready for Mac use.
Additionally, you can use Initialize to format SD & CF media cards as well. The Initialize feature is very straight forward and easy to use. If your not familiar with Apple’s Disk Utility , this can simplify the process for you in a snap. Follow the steps to format your drive properly for an Intel based Mac.
- Launch Drive Genius 3.
Click the Initialize icon from the arena menu or from the drop-down menu on the top right.
- Select the drive you want to initialize. (format)
- Choose the GUID Partition Table option.
Type in “ Mac HD Clone “ and click the “ Start “ button.
Confirm you have chosen the correct drive and options before clicking “ Initialize “.
- Once completed Time Machine will prompt you to use the drive as a Backup Disk .You can either choose to either use or do not use based on your use for the drive.