Seagate FreeAgent Go Mac/PC

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

  1. Alexwithad macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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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