09-28-2009, 05:44 PM #1
New Macbook user external hardrive?
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- Sep 28, 2009
My Macbook should be delivered by tommorow, it will be my first Mac, and I have always had a windows laptop.
I have Seagate 320GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (ST3320820U2-RK) that I have songs, photos, videos, and some Uni work on. I just wondered if anyone could tell me if I will be able to use this with my Macbook. And if not how would I go about getting the files for mac use. Most of my Mp3s for my ipod are there so it would be a major bummer to have to lose it all.
This is my first post Cheers in advance.
09-28-2009, 06:18 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
Your new Mac will be able to read and write to the Seagate if it's formatted to FAT-32. Without third party software, NTFS formatted drives are read only.
Several options are available for third party software to read and write to NTFS drives: Paragon NTFS
Open source software: NTFS 3G
Of the two, I recommend the Paragon driver which is also now compatible with Snow Leopard.
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