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How do I format an HD to read/write on a Mac and a PC ?

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My mates getting a new 1tb portable drive for media work. It has to be able to transfer files between a Mac and a PC, I know nothing about Mac but I have a feeling that there's some kind of 'brid… Read More
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
My mates getting a new 1tb portable drive for media work.

It has to be able to transfer files between a Mac and a PC, I know nothing about Mac but I have a feeling that there's some kind of 'bridge' format that allows the drive to be used on both system?

Can anyone give me a pointer, please ??
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
Dont think you can.... But you can install software on a pc like Macdrive which will allow you to do so.
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Or just format the portable drive with Disk Utility on Mac, choose FAT.

And the drive will work on both platforms.
#3
Best thing is to Format the Drive as NTFS and then get a copy of NTFS X for the Mac

Works a treat.
#4
If your going FAT32. Segment the large drive into smaller partitions should sort that problem.
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EASEUS Partition Master will format FAT32 to any size drive you want.....and it's free !

http://www.partition-tool.com/

I used it to format my 500GB drive to FAT32 for my PS3 Backups .....(_;)
banned#6
mumbojumbo
Already stated that the disk can be formatted using Disk Utility - this is the utility built into Snow Leopard.

Unfortunately Fat 32 cant hold the 6.67GB Snow Leopard ISO I want to transfer onto a readable mac system drive!

(I'm building a couple of Hackintosh i5 machines dual boot with W7)

Getting the DMG image into a readable way is proving to be a big pain in the Bum.... Just hope the deal I posted will do the trick!

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