hard drive and disk utility question...???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nlivo, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    I have a old 40gb portable hard drive and i was wondering how do restore it in disk utility so it shows up on both mac's and pc's????? -thanks.
     
  2. macjack1 macrumors regular

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    This support topic from LaCie will help. Although, authored by LaCie it is so for all HDDs. In short, choose MS-DOS.

    Try Flip for Mac.

    -mj
     
  3. nlivo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i absoloutely love quicktime.
     
  4. sbluetruck macrumors regular

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    format it MS-DOS (which i believe formats it FAT16???)

    then put it on a 'dows comp and re-reformat it FAT32 for optimum performance :)

    OR

    if you wanted it part mac part pc, partion it and format one side HFS journaled and the other NTFS or FAT32
     

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