Storage Format (Mac)


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This is an add-on section for formatting a storage device for use with the StorageMgr kernel plugin.

Additionally, there is an optional section for checking your storage device for errors using F3X. Depending on the size of your storage device and the speed of your computer, the checking process can take up to several hours!

This page is for Mac users only. If you are not on Mac, check out the Storage Format (Windows) or Storage Format (Linux) pages.

What You Need

  • The latest release of F3X
    • This is not required if you do not want to check your storage device for errors

Instructions

Section I - Formatting Storage Device

  1. Insert your storage device into your computer
  2. Launch Disk Utility
  3. Select your storage device
  4. Select the “Partition” menu
  5. Partition your storage device as MBR with one exFAT partition

Section II - Verifying Storage Device

If you do not want to check your storage device for errors, skip this section.

  1. Unzip the F3X .zip file
  2. Insert your storage device into your computer
  3. Run the F3X app
  4. Select your storage device
  5. Press “Start Test”
  6. Wait until the process is complete.

If the test shows the result Success! Your card is ok! your storage device is good and you can delete all .h2w files on your storage device

If the test shows any other results, your storage device may be corrupted or damaged and you may have to replace it!


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