External HDD, and what to do with my NTFS files!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by naykidd, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. naykidd macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    I (like many others on this forum) am looking for the perfect portable external hard drive for my new shiny macbook pro.

    As having just come from a windows environment, i have a 700gb HDD FULL of movies, software, applications etc, which is in the not-so-mac-friendly NTFS format.

    Im not too interested in putting my new HDD into FAT32 as this wont allow files bigger than 4gb, and i have files up to 7gb, but what is the best way to copy my huge amount of files to the new mac HDD that i'm going to buy?

    I don't mind setting it up and leaving it all day, just would like the best option!
    It'll be over USB, possibly firewire on the mac external drive

    Also, could you suggest any other method for the new external HDD so it can co-exist peacefully with windows, and i can copy my files to the hdd from my mac, swap the usb over, and download the same file back to my pc with little hassle, and vice versa? If not HFS+ it is!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Download and install NTFS-3G, that lets you read and write NTFS volumes

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