NTFS HD with Data- in a PowerMac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by fBaran, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. fBaran macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2003
    I have a 40gb HD NTFS formatted with 30gb of info on it. Is there a (simple) way to use it as a second HD in a Quicksilver or G5? Thanks.
  2. SPeedY_B macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2004
    Midlands, UK
    I recently put a 120GB NTFS (5.1 - XP) Formatted drive into my G4/Panther machine and it was auto-mounted, although I must say that not all my data was there. An entire ~30gb partition of mp3's was missing, in this case not important so I just grabbed what I wanted and wiped the drive.

    So just pop it into your mac and give it a go, if all your stuff isn't there, you can always network (if you have a Windows box that is)
  3. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    Re: NTFS HD with Data- in a PowerMac?

    Sort of.
    You can read the data on the drive under OS X, but you can't write to it. You could copy the data off and reformat it as MS-DOS format (FAT32) with Disk Utility and then it could be read and written in both a PC and a Mac. Another option would be to use Partition Magic on a PC to change the format to FAT32 with destroying the data.
    The short answer though is that NTFS drives are mounted as Read-Only in OS X.
  4. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2003

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