W.D. Elements Portable H.D. Formatting Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The Cherry Tree, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. The Cherry Tree macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a Western Digital Elements 640 GB portable hard drive. My brother formatted it on his PC & it "cannot be modified" on my MacBook. However, I used Disk Utility to format it, rendering it modifiable on my MacBook &, according to my boyfriend, who uses a PC, unmodifiable on a PC.

    Is there any way to format the hard drive such that it can be used on both a Mac and a PC, without having to do backups & reformatting each time I switch between the two?
     
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