Disk utility in El Capitan can be used to format a hard drive in El Capitan. EL Capitan has provided Disk utility with an opportunity to restyle. El Capitan is selling a name for the latest update for your Mac OS X system software. The OS X EL Capitan 10.11.3 update boosts the compatibility, stability and security of your MAC. Remember that formatting will erase all of your drive’s data including your apps, files and operating system too.
How To Format Hard Drive in El Capitan Using Disk Utility?
- Connect your device to MAC and boot El Capitan in recovery mode by starting up your MAC and pressing command+R.
- A window can be seen specifying OS X Utilities like Reinstall OS X, Disk Utility etc. Open Disk Utility Options
- Select the storage Device on the left pane you want to format from Disk Utility
- Click on erase button on the top menu (If the device you want to format is in use currently then erase button will be fade) If the ‘erase’ button is faded out, return to step 1 recovery mode.
- After you click ‘erase’, a dialog box shows up asking you to enter a name for the storage device.
- Next click the format pop-up menu and select any one from the listed formats (By default OS X Extended (Journaled) is selected)
Now all your data is erased. Reformat your disk device. As soon as you are done with erasing the data on the desktop, you will find the mounted drive. This device will be ready to install El Capitan.