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I recently picked up a 500GB SimpleTech External Drive at a yard sale, assuming it would be empty and ready to go on my Macbook. Yet, the drive is full and says I can only read the drive. Is there a way I can make the drive writable so that I can delete all of the files and start anew?

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So today, i got a warning message from time machine saying it's past 10 days blah blah, so i plugged it my external harddrive to back up my stuff. At first, it recognized it and i thought it was backing up since i saw that logo turning counterclockwise.

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