Formatting Hard Drives

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yes, use disk utility and format the drive as FAT32 (called MS DOS format)

You cannot have individual files over 4 gig in that format, works for flash drives as well
 
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yep, FAT32 is correct. My external drive came formatted that way. for mac and pc.

It does have limitations as noted.
 
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You have 3 options :

1. FAT 32.

2. NTFS - needs MacFuse driver for OS X.

3. NTFS - needs Macdrive on PC for Windows.

The first 2 are free, but Macdrive is ~ US40.00.
 

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