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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
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    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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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    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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