Thread: Mounting Fat32 Drive in RW
05-05-2006, 01:26 PM #1crispyGuestMounting Fat32 Drive in RW
I have a 300 GB external drive that I plug into my iMac via USB or Firewire cable. When the drive mounts it is ready only. I have no problems reading the entire contents of the drive and copying data from it.
Can anyone tell me the files that I need to edit to get the drive to mount in read/write mode?
05-05-2006, 02:18 PM #2
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Are you sure it's FAT32? 300GB seems a bit too big for FAT32.
OS X can read/write FAT32 out of the box. The drive mounts like any other external drive, and is immediately read/write accessible, no settings to change.
NTFS can only be read, so I presume that your drive is NTFS formatted (standard WinXP/2k format).
05-05-2006, 03:29 PM #3
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When I connect my 200GB Firewire NTFS drive to my iMac, I can only read and copy, not write to it.
FAT32 can only be for partitions under 32GB.MacBook Pro 15" 2.2GHz, PowerMac G4 Cube + 17" LCD Studio Display, 2x1TB WD My Book Studio (FW800)
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