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OS 10.4 - formatting an external hard drive


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I was going to buy this external hard drive

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digi...9139274&sr=1-1

but it comes in the fat-32 format..i understand that this format can not transfer files more than 4gb....

so is there a way to change the format to Mac OS extended or another format that can transfer larger file sizes and can i use mac os extended format on windows.
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There certainly is. Once you have your HD and plug it in via USB, you can open up Disk Utility (located under Applications/Utilities). From there, you can select your HD and go to the Erase tab and then format to your liking!

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What volume format do you think i should choose, i need one that can work on windows and mac os and transfer files larger than 4gb...

any suggestions?
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I think you are outta luck. The only formats that work on PC's are NTFS and FAT32. Macs can't write to NTFS, and PC's can't read/write HFS+ without 3rd party software

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Found this through google. Don't know what to think of it though.

http://ogasawalrus.com/blog/node/208
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thanks for that, i think i will just keep it in fat-32 to make sure its compatible with windows and mac
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