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    StealthMode
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    What file system do I need for an external drive?
    I am getten a external HD sometime soon, probably a 120gb WD or something similar. I was wondering if I need to have it in the OS X file system, or could I use NTFS, so I could share it with my windows machine as well, it's not a must, but it would be nice for transferring big files or something.
    Anyway, thanx for the help.


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    What file system do I need for an external drive?

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    im pretty sure you can keep using the NTFS

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    What file system do I need for an external drive?
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    it needs to be HFS+ .. Mac OS can read FAT32, but not NTFS

    for file transferring, youre best off with using networking. Read This if you wanna share it as an external drive

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    Redmands
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    FYI bestbuy WD 250gig 7200 rpm... 150 bucks after rebate!

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