read and write to external drives on a PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dcp063, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. dcp063 macrumors member

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    I have a PC that i want to use as a wireless hub to connect my external mac drive to. I want to be able to store, write, read from the drive just from my mac...the pc is just housing it and making it possible to access over my wireless network. This is possible, right? How should i format the drive before starting?

    ps. I've given up on my Time Machine through PC attempts as described in my other post from yesterday...i just want to access the external drive wirelessly now.

    -thanks
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes that will work fine. As the PC knows how to write to NTFS, and the mac knows how to talk to the PC. :)
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    just remember that Mac OS X can read/write to NTFS network drives as it uses open source samba but Macs can only read NTFS drives natively. also Time Machine can only be used on Mac OS Extended (Journaled) formatted drives.
     

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