Using windows desktop as an "external harddrive" for Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rnc505, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. rnc505 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    Hey guys,

    So I have a MBP, a few years old, and it got <15 gb of space and I wanted to move some stuff off that I don't physically need on the Mac, but I don't want to delete either.

    So a few months ago a built myself a pc (for certain required business softwares) and the brute is running with a 1 TB drive.

    I know I can repartition the windows pc to make a 100or 200GB area for the Mac, but how do I make it like time machine useable or even just interfacable via USB? Do I need to format it HPS+ or whatever it's called or something? Use ethernet vs USB? Anyone know?

  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Why not do what everyone else does - use a separate HDD? Simplicity to set up and use and an extra backup for your data.

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