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I need help, i have a western digital external hard drive that works completely fine on my PC, i can see the data and write to it and everything but with my Imac it doesnt even appear anywhere, not even in disk utility?
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Is the drive formatted to NTFS? And.. what kind of an iMac do you own? Intel? PowerPC?

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I'm pretty sure the drive is formatted to NTFS, because it only works on my dell computer with windows xp, and i think it's Intel.
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Well there is your problem. Mac can't read NTFS format without special drivers. Even then they aren't exactly that reliable.

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