I have a maxtor terrabyte (with RAID, but I have no idea what it is or how to use it). It has failed on me once, lost a bunch of data and just got back from the factory refurbishing. I want to reformat, and have heard that fornatting "NTFS" is the safest. Can I do this on my mac? I am only given options of ms dos, unix, and mac os extended (in disk utility). I tried using the software that came with the drive when I first got it, but it was too complicated- I dont have time to figure out stupid programs. All I need is a backup drive (provide a second place to store my data, mainly photos and documents)!!! So I've been just clicking and dragging (or copy and paste) files from the finder. Easiest for me. But not sure this is the best answer since the drive did fail.