Using Portable Hard Disk for Mac OS and Windows

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Ed4132, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi

    How I can make an Portable Hard Disk to work with Mac OS and Windows, I just buy a Seagate Portable Disk and comes with software for windows and I need it to work with Mac

    Appreciate help on this matter

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Format it using exFAT, FAT32 or NTFS if you want on your Windows computer, and you will able to work with it in Mac OS X too.
    See below FAQ about the advantages and disadvantages of the file systems.

     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Don't format the hard drive without first backing up any software you need from the external (it sounds like the software is coming pre-installed on the drive?) because formatting it will wipe all your data. If you have re-install discs for the software, however, feel free to.
     

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