New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

NTSF External Harddrve question


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
BrenMyster

 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posts: 110
BrenMyster is an unknown at this point

BrenMyster is offline
I have a large hard drive which is formated NTSF since i was using it with a windows laptop, its full up so i don't have anyway of moving the data off and formatting it for my mac then putting the data back on it. I can read the drive on my mac i just cant write to the drive.

Anyone know how i can just use this drive without formatting it for MAC.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,632
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrenMyster View Post
I have a large hard drive which is formated NTSF since i was using it with a windows laptop, its full up so i don't have anyway of moving the data off and formatting it for my mac then putting the data back on it. I can read the drive on my mac i just cant write to the drive.

Anyone know how i can just use this drive without formatting it for MAC.

Thanks
You should be able to read data from a drive formatted NTFS - I have never tried to write to one, but have never had any trouble reading the data.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
BrenMyster

 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posts: 110
BrenMyster is an unknown at this point

BrenMyster is offline
Yeah, i can read the data, i just need to know how to write to it
QUOTE Thanks
wokka wokka

 
Member Since: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 9
wokka wokka is on a distinguished road

wokka wokka is offline
I don't think you can.

I had to move my data off the drive, format the drive as a FAT32 file system using the Disk Utility (in case I ever want to use it with a PC), then put the data back onto it.

You will only ever be able read a NTFS drive, but FAT32 and Mac file sytems you will be able to read and write to.

You'll need to find someway to back the data up, which may be a problem if there's a lot of it. Lots of DVDs perhaps? or do you know anyone with enough room on there PC/mac or external drive who could hold the data for you while you reformat?
QUOTE Thanks
BrenMyster

 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posts: 110
BrenMyster is an unknown at this point

BrenMyster is offline
yeah, thought as much, oh well just have to figure sommink out with another drive
QUOTE Thanks
MaDDoG

 
MaDDoG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 01, 2007
Location: Oz.....near the Wizards home
Posts: 1,917
MaDDoG is just really niceMaDDoG is just really niceMaDDoG is just really niceMaDDoG is just really nice
Mac Specs: iMac 24' 7 Snow Leopard + Parallels and Win 7 | 30 Gb iPod | Canon EOS 400D

MaDDoG is offline
Just tested that out..... I just plugged my 80 gig NTFS external drive that I used to use with my windows pc into MBP....I could see the drive and access files but could not move files to/from it.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« double checking - no opt for mult songs in iphoto slideshow? | How do I split scans in iPhoto? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
External Hardrive Question (searched) jesusholdon Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 08-30-2006 06:37 AM
external HD question. Matthew_love84 Schweb's Lounge 4 06-29-2006 04:56 PM
External HD question ryandowler05 Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 05-13-2006 03:32 PM
yet another external hdd question... BigBear Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 01-15-2006 07:54 PM
External HDD question... viz Apple Desktops 2 12-05-2004 03:59 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?