Will any Hard Drive work for a mac?

amoildani

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since I've decided to hold out my wanting a PM until june, i'm wanting to buy an external HD for my 12 inch powerbook. Could I just buy one of the WD or Seagate HD that are always on sale, pop it into an external case and it will work on mac?
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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Yes. Just format it to OSX Extended (Journaled if you want) with DiskUtility and it should be fine...
 

amoildani

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Apr 20, 2004
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excellent thanks!

is there a good way to connect a pc to a mac, possibly using firewire? when im moving large files through my ethernet network it goes so slow. what if I used a 6-pin to 6-pin firewire cable, would that work? mostly moving audio and video files back and forth
 

daveL

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amoildani said:
excellent thanks!

is there a good way to connect a pc to a mac, possibly using firewire? when im moving large files through my ethernet network it goes so slow. what if I used a 6-pin to 6-pin firewire cable, would that work? mostly moving audio and video files back and forth
Firewire works Mac-to-Mac, but I have not experience using fw PC-to-Mac.
 

Mechcozmo

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daveL said:
Firewire works Mac-to-Mac, but I have not experience using fw PC-to-Mac.
It is a theoretical can-do. But hey, its Windows, and that's also a theoretical can-work. :)
 
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