I want to share an internal drive so both OS's can read it..

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bbplayer5, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Is there any format I can use for a 300 gig drive, so OSX and Vista via bootcamp can both read and write to it?

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  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    FAT32. As long as you don't store any files over 4GB. Just use Disk Utility instead if Windows for format it and you should be fine.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    If you format it as NTFS, and install the NTFS-3g driver in OS X, you will be able to read and write to it. I have had great results this way.
     
  4. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    Just get MacDrive. It's Windows a program that allows Windows to access mac drives (nomen omen). I have and it works seamlessly.
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    That is one way to do it, but it would probably best to try either FAT32 or NTFS-3g first, since both are free whereas MacDrive is $49.95.
     

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