Mac Compatible Wireless Hard Drives

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  1. JStein1313 macrumors newbie

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    I'm basically looking for something that does what the Time-capsule does (w/o the router portion) for less money, I know it's out there but just a little tricky getting solid ones that support both Mac and Windows.

    You guys have any recommendations you've heard from friends or personal use? I'm looking for one above 1 tb (preferably above that, in the 2 tb-ish range), I'm wanting to partition half of it for Time Machine back ups and then the other half for Media content so that I can hopefully stream to my Xbox 360 or other computers.

    Again it's important that it's wireless, above 1tb perferably around 2 tb's, Mac and Windows compatible.

    Here's site that I peaked at, if you can recommend any off of here: http://www.mac-backup-drives.com/
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You could also look into Ethernet HDDs, which then could be connected to your router via Ethernet cable and you could connect to it wirelessly.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's no such thing as Mac or Windows compatible drives. Any drive can be used with either one if it's formatted properly. Even if it comes pre-formatted, you can always reformat the drive to your liking.
     
  4. JStein1313 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't you Partition it into two and then format them appropriately to each OS?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can.
     
  6. JStein1313 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So would you have any recommendations for a 2tb wireless external HDD?
     
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