Ex Hard Drive

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

  1. simonfoy macrumors newbie

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    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

    pt0016

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

    Cheers
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    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.

    FAT32
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • 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

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