OSX/Macbook Pro and External Hard Drives

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Totty1987, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Totty1987 macrumors regular

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    I have a 250gb Western Digital Passport 2500BEV, which I purchased back in early 2008. I'd just like to if it is compatible with the Macbook Pro, as I'm about to order my first mac in the next hour or so.

    Oh and I'm also looking to purchase another external hard drive(1tb/2tb) in the near future. Shall I keep faith with WD or opt for Seagate?

    Thanx in advance
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    the hard drive might need to be formatted for OSX but i dont see any issue with it

    my 500GB WD MyBook from around 2009 works perfectly fine
     
  3. Totty1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanx for posting.

    My external hard drive is formatted in FAT32. I'm not sure if this will be compatible with the MBP?
     
  4. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    As a professional pack rat I've got drives from 2003 that work just fine.
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is compatible, but the file size i limited to <4GB.
     
  6. 9Benua macrumors member

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    Get Paragon NTFS X, it will allow you to write in NTFS. I kept my external HD in NTFS format for compability with other pc.
     
  7. Totty1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's great :)

    Thanx
     

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