OSX/Macbook Pro and External Hard Drives

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

  1. Totty1987 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    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


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    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

    Oct 7, 2011
    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

    Jul 5, 2011
    As a professional pack rat I've got drives from 2003 that work just fine.
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    Yes it is compatible, but the file size i limited to <4GB.
  6. 9Benua macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    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

    Oct 7, 2011
    That's great :)


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