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Does a new iPod hard drive need to be formatted? If so, how?

Does a new iPod hard drive need to be formatted? If so, how?
I bought a hard drive for my iPod 3rd gen, but I think it needs to be formatted first. How do I go about it?

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As I recall, when I replaced the hard drive on my 4th generation iPod, I just plugged the ipod with the new hard drive into my computer (a Mac) and used iTunes to restore the iPod.
yeah, that makes sense - have you tried it?
iPod hard drive need to be formatted? If so, how?
I am having this same problem -- I put a new HDD in the iPod and it isn't showing up in iTunes, on PC or on a Mac. I have charged it via FireWire (it's all charged up). I can get to the diagnostics screen, but it freezes if I choose anything. It will stay in disk mode and my Windows partition can see it just fine. I just don't know what to do to get iTunes to see it.

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