external hd mac / pc

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Supermug, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Supermug macrumors newbie

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    Oct 6, 2009
    #1
    hi,

    Is it possible to have an external hd wich can be used to read/write as wel as on the mac as on a pc?
    Formatting it into fat32 isn't a solution cause some files are bigger than 4-5gig.

    tnx in advance
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Any external hard drive will work with PCs or Macs, as long as the connectors are there (Firewire, USB, etc.)
    It doesn't matter how the drive is formatted out of the box, since you can re-format any way you like.
    Formatting in HFS (Mac OS Extended) or FAT32 or NTFS-3G can be done with Mac's Disk Utility.

    FAT32
    • Read/Write 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
     
  3. Supermug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oct 6, 2009
    #3
    is it possible to use another freeware program instead of tuxera to use macfuse?
     

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