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

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    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!

    Cheers
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    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

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    Hi,
    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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