It has taken me all the way back to Beautiful British Columbia : )
Now, as is customary on adventures, one learns a little something along the way.
You see, right before my great escape, I made two very important acquisitions: a 2TB hard drive I've affectionately dubbed Precious (yes, à la Lord of the Rings because this little baby contains every movie, every photograph, every song I've ever loved) and, a nifty MacBook Pro.
To my alarm, however, it turned out that the two were not compatible and, upon further investigation, it seemed that I wasn't alone in my despair. Online forums were rife with different solutions and suggestions, none of which worked for me so, off to the Apple Store I went.
Miraculously though, the Apple Peeps were able to use their technological ninja powers to reformat my Precious (see how that works : p) and it's been happy days ever since. If any of you have been having this type of trouble with your Macs and hard drives, here's what I did:
First, make sure you save all your files somewhere safe before you do any of this because your hard drive needs to be wiped to be reformatted.
Connect your hard drive to your Mac and go to Disk Utility. A little box will pop up and you will be able to select your hard drive from the column on the left side.
On the right, select Partition and then, under the Partition Layout drop box, select 1 Partition.
In the Format drop box, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
Hit Options and select GUID Partition Table.
Finally, hit Apply et voilà! Transfer your files back onto your newly reformatted drive and you're good to go!