NTFS format removable hard drive

thefreakid

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Jul 11, 2007
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just bought a cavalry NTFS removable hard drive. It says it is compatiable witha mac. I thought macs run on FAT32. Can anyone let me know if it will run on a mac and will i be able to add programs from my windows pc ot my mac pc using the hard drive, i do not yet own a mac to test the hard drive on myself. Thanks
 

henhowc

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Jun 12, 2007
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Los Angeles, CA
just bought a cavalry NTFS removable hard drive. It says it is compatiable witha mac. I thought macs run on FAT32. Can anyone let me know if it will run on a mac and will i be able to add programs from my windows pc ot my mac pc using the hard drive, i do not yet own a mac to test the hard drive on myself. Thanks
Without any third-party software, Mac OS X can mount NTFS volumes but they will be read-only. If you're not going to be dealing with any files greater than 4GB, I suggest you reformat the drive as FAT32 and be done with it.

If you're looking for info about getting OS X to write to NTFS partitions, do a google search on Macfuse.
 

Ludaru

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Jun 4, 2007
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Tiny hijack here..

I got a 300gb external harddrive which is NTFS. The mbp finds it, but i can't read any of the files. (Nor enter it - it just shows up in the finders mount area)

Any idea how I can read it?
 

Trepex

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Apr 5, 2007
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Ottawa, Canada
Tiny hijack here..

I got a 300gb external harddrive which is NTFS. The mbp finds it, but i can't read any of the files. (Nor enter it - it just shows up in the finders mount area)

Any idea how I can read it?
Reformat as FAT32 either using the drive's web admin utility?