HD external enclosure question ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Webb, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Webb macrumors regular

    Webb

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    Hello

    My trusted P4 1.5 Ghz finally died,would a HD external enclosure works to transfer a few files & pictures to my iBook G4 ?

    Will the transfer be okay ? I'm not sure if it can read Windows partitions the way Linux can.

    Thank you
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Generally speaking that should work fine. Your Windows hard drive will either be formatted in FAT32 or NTFS, both of which the MacOS can read fine. The MacOS can't currently write to NTFS, but that won't be a problem in this case, since you can (I assume) reformat the drive once you've got what you want off of it.
     

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