3398 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2008 6:25 PM by mattadamsapple
If your hard drive is formatted using the Fat32 file system (Not NTFS) then you will be able to read and write files using the drive on both systems. OS X can read but not write to NTFS volumes.
You can format the drive correctly using Windows or from Apple's disk utility using the MS-DOS (FAT) Option.
You'd likely find it worthwhile to purchase MacDrive for the PC; that will make the drive faster (especially on the Mac) and will alleviate the need for any tricks formatting a large drive as FAT32. (Also very handy for using an iPod with both Mac and PC.)
I'm going to be using a mac for storing/ editing video but the data at some point will need to be viewed on a pc.
1- Does that mean that before I use an external hard drive on my mac it has to be formatted using "mac drive" on the pc?
2- What is a good external hard drive that has a proven track record of being sucessful in both platforms.