Compatibility?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by co80126, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. co80126 macrumors newbie

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    I dont know if this is in the right area, but I am a mac newbie and I bought a Seagate 1 tb external harddrive yesterday and tried to move my files from my pc comp into the external harddrive (which worked) but when i tried to move my files from my macbook pro to the external harddrive, it wouldnt let me. Is this not compatible for both, and if not what external harddrive would you suggest that i can use as a drag and drop type external hd?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    What's the format of the drive.

    if you used FAT, then both the PC and Mac can read/write to it.
    If you used NTFS then the PC can read/write but the mac can only read. You can however get some software that enables read/write access for the mac.

    Google NTFS-3G and that should allow both read/write access to your external drive (assuming its been formatted as a NTFS drive).
     

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