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  1. #1

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    Dec 16, 2010
    Western Digital Essential SE
    Hi All.

    Iím 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. Whatís the difference?

    Look forward to your replies.

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    osxx's Avatar
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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    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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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    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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