Need to format brand new USB hard drive, or not?

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andrzej bialuski
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Need to format brand new USB hard drive, or not?
Dec 29, 2012

Up until I never have formatted any new external USB HD before starting to use it.  Just plugged it into my Imac and started using it with factory formatting.

My question is: should I format it first or just go ahead and start using it with the default factory formatting?

The new drive is a Seagate USB3, 3 TB.

thanks in advance

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