External Hard Drive is Read Only???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Savvvy, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Savvvy macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007
    I bought an external hard drive - 80GB samsung drive with phillips enclosure, plugged it in to my macbook pro but it won't let me copy anything and says it's read only. I can't seem to unlock it to make it write enabled. Can anyone help?
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Iy probably came formatted NTFS for Windows. That is read only on a Mac. Use Disk Utility to reformat it HFS+.
  3. Savvvy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007

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