hard drive format question

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ron45, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. ron45 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    Central N.M.
    I have a hard drive from my G5 that has music files on that I want to access. Is there a difference in the way drives for intel macs are formated?

    I've had a lot of trouble with files from the old drive that got migrated to the intel quad core.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Fishrrman macrumors Pentium


    Feb 20, 2009
    Random thoughts….

    Why not use a flashdrive to transfer files from the g5 to the newer Mac?

    Another way:
    Get a "USB3/SATA docking station", then take the old drive out of the g5 (you may have already done that), and put it into the dock and connect the dock to the new Mac.

    What type of music files are they?
  3. 1nfinity0nhigh macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2014
    I don't think there should be a difference in the way files are formatted. OS X uses HFS+ format, so there shouldn't be a problem. Even if your old G5 did not use HFS+, your new mac should be backwards-compatible with whatever file system it used.


    Additionally, you could always use your G5 to put all your files onto a FAT32 or exFAT USB/flash storage device, then transfer it over.

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