Trouble recognizing a new External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alembic54, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. alembic54 macrumors newbie

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    I am a long time musician and audiophile. I Have 6 external hard drives of varying sizes that are filled with all kinds of music, many of which are live recordings. I have never had any problems when I've purchased HD's. The six that I have all were bought when I used a PC. I've had no issues with them on my new 21 inch IMac. Today, I got a hard drive in the mail from my cousin which I want to fill up for him. ( No worries the music I have has been downloaded from legitimate sights like bt.etree and dimeadozen which are LEGAL).


    I hooked his Maxtor up and now I can't transfer any files on it. I keep getting an error message that says the drive can not be modified. (though it's empty) I clicked get info on the drive and see that it's format is a Windows NT File System. How can this be tweaked to work on myIMAC. All my old HD's that i used for years with my PC work fine on the IMAC. Is the drive defective?

    Sorry if I'm asking a stupid question, but I'm stumped and maxtor's Tech support isn't open on the weekends.

    Thanks for listening.

    Jeff
     
  2. alembic54 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found the answer! Apple Disc Utility. Works like a charm.
     

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