How to make USB Drive Compatible with Mac OS



How to make USB Drive Compatible with Mac OS for Large files?

If you buy a USB or if you already have a USB flash Drive and If you want use your USB Flash Drive only on a Mac and better if you format it into HFS+ Mac OS Extended (Journal) which allows larger file sizes like 4GB single file.
USB on Macbook
To format the USB Flash Drive and to make it compatible with your Macbook or Macbook pro or commonly know as Mac OS please refer the bellow steps-
1. Connect the USB Drive first and then, USB will be detected by the OS. Now, on the Applications folder there is a folder called “Utilities”. There you should see an App called “Disk Utility”. Open it and you will see something like this:
Prepare USB for Macbook
Fig-01:- Prepare USB for Macbook

2. To reformat your USB, select it and then click the Erase Tab.

Prepare USB for Macbook
Fig-02: Prepare USB for Macbook

3. Here you can set the USB name and the file format Mac OS Extended (Journal) is recommended.
When you’re ready click “Erase” button.

Prepare USB for Macbook
Fig-03: Prepare USB for Macbook

4. It will take some time to erase the data. When Erase is completed, you can safely remove your USB Flash Drive by dragging the “USB Disk” Icon to the “Trash”. That’s it. Your USB Flash Drive is now ready to use for large file in Macbook.