Windows and Mac OS X sharing same External HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Juan TS, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Juan TS macrumors member

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    I'm a PC user, but since Vista I've been a bit pissed off with all the Windows bugs and the crap it brings, so I've been considering to buy a Macbook Pro (but only when they bring built-in Ivy Bridge), but even if they only come next year, I am worried about something:

    I have some HDD where I keep on my movies, pictures,games and everything, they gather a lot of information (total like 6 TB) but they are all formatted to NTFS. So the question is: will a Macbook Pro be able to read NTFS? or will I have to use third-party soft, or even worse, format them? All these in a way in which I will be able to use it on Windows and Mac.
     
  2. archerfish macrumors newbie

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    Ntfs

    Hello Juan TS,

    Quoting from Diogenes, "Also, please remove NTFS Mounter, for as both me and CCC-SWEETS have painfully learned, it is simply not completely stable. Instead, download and install the free MacFUSE and then install NTFS-3G a free read-write driver for Mac that is much more reliable than NTFS Mounter. "

    You need to install a third party software since mac does not "write" to NTFS. I'm using TUXERA NTFS right now and I haven't got time to experiment with MACFUSE and NTFS 3G.

    You might want to read this,

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13305301#post13305301
     
  3. Juan TS thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks :D
     

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