External HDD Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nulliman, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. nulliman macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this has already been posted I am a brand new user to these forms.

    The problem I am having is that i need to format my External 750 Gb WD Hdd to be read both by mac OS X and by vista. I also need the ability to save files of a size greater than the 3 gb that fat32 allows. Basically what I am doing is taking 10 and 12 gb files from my back and needing to transfer them to my pc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Fat32 allows any size file you want. You simply cant use files bigger than 3.3GB if you have Windows installed on a Fat32 formatted drive (some stupid Microsoft limitation), but since its an external hard drive i assume you wont be in this situation :)

    I transfer files on my 500GB WD drive formatted in Fat 32 that are about 22.0 GB sometimes so i know its not an issue.

    Just try it, your not going to die and you would have known its possible without having to wait a month for my answer.
     

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