time machine- does no detect drive

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  1. thefreakid macrumors member

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    my time machine does not detect my cavalry 500gb removable hard drive, can anyone suggest anything. I can open the hard drive, write on it and read form it however i am unable to pair it with time machine, it jst does not detect anything. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Make sure it's formatted as HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (journaled)). Many external drives are NTFS/FAT32 out of the box.
     
  3. thefreakid thread starter macrumors member

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    if i format it to HSF can i write to it form my windows side?
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Not without something like MacDrive. But, if you want to use the drive with both Mac and Windows, you can create 2 partitions and format one as FAT32 (NTFS is read-only in OS-X).
     
  5. thefreakid thread starter macrumors member

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    ouch that sucks, i guess i will just get a separate drive for my mac. Thanks guys
     

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