Insatling windows on second drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rpaloalto, May 3, 2008.

  1. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    Palo Alto CA.
    Soon to be mac pro owner,
    I want to have my windows installed on a second drive.
    I have some concerns of being able to transfer files, between the two drives.
    I'm more concerned with the ability, to send files from the xp drive to my osx drive, for use in osx. I have seen some info on the different drive formats, being not so friendly.
  2. RonOot macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    OS X will be able to read your Windows drive, but not write to it. Windows will not be able to read or write to your OS X drive.
  3. macffooky macrumors regular

    May 13, 2004
    The 51st State
    MacDrive allows Windows to read/write (if you dare) your Mac-formatted volumes and Paragon NTFS will allow OS X to write to your NTFS-formatted ones.

    I've never used Paragon but have had only good experiences with MacDrive.
  4. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    OS X can read/write FAT32 volumes, so you could always run Windows with FAT32 instead of NTFS.

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