Cant get usb hdd to work. Help please.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ImNoSuperMan, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    Just bought a 120gb seagate hdd in a usb case. Got it from ebay. It came pre intalled. Works fine on my windows PC. But cant get it to work on my iBook G4(osx10.4). The hdd shows in the finder and I can read anything from the drive but am not allowed to write anything on it. I`d got it for the ibook only. Please tell me how cud I get it to work.
     
  2. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    You need to reformat the drive. Open Disk Utility, click on the icon for the external drive, click the Erase tab and it should give you an option to format. I'm willing to bet the drive is natively formatted for Windows' proprietary NTFS format. If you're going to format it for use in Windows and Mac, make sure it is either Unix or FAT32 formatted.
     
  3. ImNoSuperMan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    Thanx. that worked.
    OK. I know I m late but it`s never too late.
     

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