Ex Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by simonfoy, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. simonfoy macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2010
    I have a freecom ext hard drive I use to back up photos etc on my PC. I have plugged it into the mac but when I go to get Info it opnly says I can read the info and it will not let me copy my movies onto it from the mac.

    Please can anyone help thanks
  2. pt0016 macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2010
    You need to re-format it as Fat32 or use a driver such as NTFS-3g (google that)...

  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    FAT32 may not be the best choice for movies, as they are more likely to be more than 4GB, but Mac OS X would be able to read and write from it. Since the Mac can't write to it, the drive is formatted as NTFS.

    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
  4. simonfoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2010

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