Seagate FreeAgent Go Mac/PC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alexwithad, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Alexwithad macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2009
    Hi, I bought a 160 gb Seagate FreeAgent Go 160gb a while back and it's formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It's working great but lately a lot of my friends have been wanting the files I have on my Mac and when I go to plug it into a PC it doesn't read the drive. Is there a format where I can plug it in on my Mac and add files and use them and then also plug it into a PC later and take the files off? Some of these files are pretty big.
  2. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    FAT32 is the only format that is readable and writable by both OSs by default. FAT32 has an individual size limit of 4GB though. Install NTFS-3G for Mac to be able to write NTFS volumes. Then create FAT32 partition with Disk Utility and make it NTFS with a PC (or Windows if you have that in your Mac as OS X can't format to NTFS)

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