Thread: External Harddrive formats
12-16-2010, 02:29 PM #1
External Harddrive formats
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- Dec 16, 2010
i made this account just to post this thread
ive been a pc junkie since windows 95 first came out and have had 11 computers since (they're all still being used..nerd right?)
i got my first macbook over the summer because i was sick of my fu****su tablet
anyways i have two external harddrives sitting on my desk, both of which are fat32. my problem with fat32 is the 4gb file size limit
i considered converting to ntfs but ive read about some compatibility problems with ntfs and the mac os. can anyone help clear this up for me?
what is a native mac os x format?
is there a good format that windows and mac can both read and write to other than fat32?
i consistently switch between windows and mac every day(macbook and desktop), so going to a format that only one can work with is something i dont want to do
12-16-2010, 02:35 PM #2
OS X can natively read NTFS partitions.
To have OS X write to NTFS partitions there is software available from Paragon.
PARAGON Software Group - NTFS for Mac, communication channel between Mac OS X and Windows
Have a look.
I am sure other members will pop in with other suggestions.
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