mac drive 6?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by whyrichard, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    anyone use this program?

    is it essentially transparent? or is it a bear....


    r.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Laser47

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    Macdrive is very transparent you mac formatted drives show up just as a regular drive in explorer.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    its great, it runs in the background, doesn't seem to slow down the computer, and in windows explorer, your mac formatted drives come up with a little apple on them, so you can tell which are formatted for it.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    yeah, but $50 for it. I think not. I'll just keep on transfering files via my usb flash card reader. The reader works perfectly on the mac and xp.

    Glor
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    It works as advertised, but it is $50 so make sure that it meets your needs before buying it. They have a trial, so download it and see.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the link for the trial doesn't work for me!

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  8. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    macdrive doesn't seem to want to backup my itunes library from my xp desktop to my mac formatted hd.


    ... maybe the size has something to do with it? 45 gigs? ....
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    It has nothing to do with the size. I was backing up a 60GB library with no issues at all.

    What kind of errors are you getting? What is happening?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    when i drap a bunch of folders with the songs in them from my windows/xp machine to a mac formatted external hd strange things happen.

    -at first only a moderate amount of folders will copy. too many and simply, nothing happens.
    -after that small batch of copied folders is finished, i try to copy more, but only a smaller size batch of folders will copy. eventually nothing will copy to the external hd's folder.

    it's happened before to me. i thought it was a phenemoena (sp) of fat 32 and large file sizes....


    r.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    would i be better off turning my external drive back into a fat 32?


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  12. macrumors member

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    i recently formatted my external to hfs+ and installed macdrive on my PC. Now everything works great. I can read/write from both my mac and PC to my external hard drive.
     

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