usb to ide cable = transferring files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by british724, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. british724 macrumors member

    british724

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    Alright, so here's my dilemma.

    I have a hard drive that I transferred all of my files on my old PC onto, and with a USB to IDE cable, I am plugging it into my Macbook as I type this.

    On my PC, it came up as a FAT32 hard drive.

    However, when I plug it into my Mac, it is coming up as and NTFS partition.

    Why did it switch on me like that? Because now it won't transfer or even let me access it from my Mac.

    Any help would be appreciated. I'm new to Mac :/
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    USB to IDE cable? That doesn't sound standard. It could be that the Mac doesn't have a driver for the USB to IDE thing and therefore misinterprets the drive.

    Did the cable require a driver install on Windows?
     
  3. british724 thread starter macrumors member

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    It doesn't need a driver..

    It's a standard external drive cable.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's probably something like this one just introduced.

    Can't imagine why the drive formatting would be recognised improperly, though.
     
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that is a bit strange, but if it actually is and recognises properly as NTFS, then he should be able to read from it, shouldn't he?

    That product lists Mac OS X... I'm out of ideas.
     

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