Can this drive be used on a mac?

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  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    Can this drive be used as an external drive to a mac?

    This Drive
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    That's an internal drive. To make it an external drive, you would need a FW/USB HD enclosure. But yes, I think if you format the drive to a Mac read/writable format, it will work fine on a Mac. :)
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sure, if you find an appropriate case for it (USB2 or FW, P-ATA interface, which most of them are). FW or combo cases are better, because Macs can only boot off external drives that use FW. Even with FW, it has to support target disk mode, so try to google for the case to know before you buy. But it has nothing to do with the drive -- it's fine.

    P.S. if you're just going to ask if product X is compatible, can you please, in the future, put the model name in the post in addition of linking out? Or better yet, in the thread title.
     

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