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    Mar 02, 2012
    WD My Passport Studio Compatible with PowerPC?
    I have an old Power Mac G4 MDD with a PowerPC processor. It's becoming unreliable and I would like to back up all the contents to an external hard drive that is also compatible with my new MacBook Pro.

    I am prepared to purchase the Western Digital My Passport Studio, but I can't find anywhere if that hard drive is compatible with a PowerPC ... anyone have any insight?

    Or other suggestions for an external hard drive (firewire port a must) that is compatible?


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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Have a look at this link about partitioning and formatting a Firewire external HDD:-

    Formatting & Partitioning a Hard Drive in OS X
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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