External hard drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacChris, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. MacChris macrumors newbie

    MacChris

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    #1
    I'm thinking about getting an external hard drive unit for my home use. We have 3 PC's running XP and my Mac. I have looked and some if not most work on PC or Mac os. Can I back up and store files for both PC and Mac on the same unit?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #2
    If you format the drive to FAT (known as MS-DOS format in Disk Utility) then yes, both Mac and Windows will be able to read/write to this drive. However, your files will be limited to 4 GB in size.
     

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