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  1. #1

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Unhappy WD external hard drive
    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?
    pleaaase help

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Is the drive formatted to NTFS? And.. what kind of an iMac do you own? Intel? PowerPC?


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    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2009
    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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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
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    Jul 24, 2008
    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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