External Hard Drive format like a iPod...???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Shori, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Shori macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,


    I have bought an external hard drive (Fujitsu) recently and turned into an Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format.

    I was wondering can it be formatted on the same lines as an iPod. I mean like the iPod that can be detected as an external hard drive by both Windows & Mac. Can't I do the same for my external hard drive?

    Cheers
     
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020

    srl7741

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    Yes

    Yes format the drive using FAT32 file system.
     
  3. Shori thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I go to my Disk Utility, there is an option of MS-DOS (FAT), but not FAT32.

    I'm using Leopard.
     
  4. Shori thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you back up using Time Machine if the external HDD is FAT32 ?
     

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