Windows formatted iPod on Mac (5g)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mrzeve, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey guys,

    When I used my 3G iPod with firewire on my mac, it was formatted for PC. It connected without a hinch and didnt take more then a few seconds to appear on my desktop.

    Now I have purchased a 5g 60gb iPod and formatted it for Windows as well. If I simply connect the iPod to my Mac, it will now dock and mount, but the screen will flash Do not disconnect.

    In order for it to mount, I must go into Disk Utility and click the USB chart a few times.

    Any one have any reason or explination, or even a solution for this?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Are you sure it's not just taking a long time to mount? Since formatting my 4G iPod in FAT32 (Windows), it takes quite a substantial amount of time to mount but it doesn't need any prompting through Disk Utility. It shows Do Not Disconnect immediately though. :)
  3. tinydragon123 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2005
    San Diego
    I posted my comment on another thread.

    My iBook took a while to read the iPod when it was Windows formatted. I didn't mind it at all, but I switched back to Mac format when I kept recieving "This iPod cannot be written to" when I transferred pictures from iPhoto.

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