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aaron_wsu
Oct 27, 2003, 01:01 PM
I am looking to get an external usb hard drive for my powerbook. I am also still using my pc desktop. Can anyone tell me if the usb hard drive will work on both the pc and the pb? Does the external hard drive have to be formatted for one or the other? Or will I be able to just plug it into my pb and then into my pc desktop? Thanks!

yellow
Oct 27, 2003, 01:03 PM
1) An external USB (1.x) hard drive will be PAINFULLY slow.

2) The drive will have to be formatted in FAT32 for both the Mac and the PC to read it. You might want to consider separate partitions, one HFS+, one FAT32.

Look here:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2003092313554620&query=fat32