My MBP and external hard drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BSchorr, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. BSchorr macrumors member

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    How come I can copy movies that I have stored on my external hard drive to my Mac, but I cant transfer from my Mac to the external?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If it's formatted NTFS, then it is read-only under OS-X (without 3rd party software).
     
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  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yes - FAT32 is read/write. There is a 4GB file size limit, however.
     
  5. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, but then files can't e bigger than 4 GB.
     

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