Quick Windows + ext drives question.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by combatcolin, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. combatcolin macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Tried to plug my Lacie into my partners family computer to transfer some bits and bobs but there PC wasn't having any of it.

    Came up with an error saying it could not install, which i find odd as its just a normal NTFS drive.

    I have a log in on my PC, would this "lock" the Lacie to my machine only?
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    What version of Windows are they running on the PC?
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    To elaborate if they are running Windows 95/98/Me they won't be able to read a NTFS disk, only FAT32 disks.
     
  4. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Both PC's are running XP Pro.

    Both HD's are NTFS

    When i plug my iPod into the other PC it comes up as a normal removable drive,
     
  5. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Are you plugging the LaCie into a USB port or a powered/unpowered hub, or Firewire port: 4 pin, 6 pin?. Need a bit more info exactly how you're connecting.
     
  6. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Mine = Firewire PCI card

    Partners Family PC = USB 1, of which of course Windows delights in informing me thats its not a bloody Hi Speed connection.

    My Lacie is a Triple Interface.
     

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