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Western Digital Essential SE


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Hi All.

Im looking to buy an external USB powered hard drive. Basically I need it for transferring files back and forward from work to home. At home I have a Mac Book pro and in work I have a windows Lap Top. Would the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE be suitable for me? Looking at the 1TB capacity one. I have also noticed that Western Digital do a Mac version. Whats the difference?

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Mac = OS Extended (journaled) This would be the Mac version.
Windows = NTFS
Two different file systems ,they may see each other and read but cannot write.
FAT 32 can be READ/WRITE by both but have a file limitation size if I am correct.
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If the Mac version of the WD is more expensive, just get the PC formatted one. If you want it useable with both machines, you can either format it FAT32 as was already suggested, or Enable NTFS Write in OSX and make it NTFS.
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