Copy files from NTFS external hard drive to MBP 10.5?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johnyip, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. johnyip macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2007
    Hi, I have a Western Digital My Book Studio 500GB portable hard drive. I am migrating from Vista to a Leopard based MBP. Am i right in thinking it is possible to plug the NTFS formatted Studio into the MBP (via FW800) to copy the files?

    See I have 120GB in files and it would be a much faster option... if its possible!

  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Yes--Leopard should read an NTFS-formatted drive in that setup. It can't write to NTFS, and if memory serves (which it may not) reading is a little slow, but if it's only a one-time thing you should be good to go.
  3. mtbhead macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2008
    I'm in about the same situation (WD 500GB external harddrive connected to Powermac running either 10.4 or 10.5 - my parents mac, so I don't have it in front of me). My problem is that I need to WRITE to the NTFS-formatted external hard drive - is that not possible at all?


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