Second hard drive to be used for both Windows and MAC?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by konaseema, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. konaseema macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011

    I have installed SSD using optibay by replacing optical drive, which has both IOS and Bootcamp Windows7. It is working great!

    I can read/write the stock hard drive only from iOS. Windows can only read, not able to write. I have my profiles setup for iOS in this drive. What should I do to use this larger hard drive for apps on both Windows and iOS?

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    iOS is specific to the iPhone/iPad, your computer is running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

    With that said, it has to do with the file system Mac OS X uses, windows cannot write to it natively. There are utilities out there that allow you to write to HFS+, but they are spotty at best.
  3. konaseema thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    oh.. i meant Mac OS X, what if i format the drive with MS_DOS, can i be able to use it in Mac OSX?
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    FAT32 and exFAT and even NTFS are your choices:
  6. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Actually Paragon is way more versatile than NTFS-3g and macfuse.

    There are drives that wont read properly on NTFS-3g and then after installing paragon they work.

    NTFS-3g has been spotty for me.

    Paragon all they way in the future at least for me.

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