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1766 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2009 1:01 PM by Frank Einstein
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2009 12:50 PM (in response to crs43)Two basic options:
1. Format the drive FAT32 (MS-DOS) which is read/write on both Windows and OS X.
2. Leave the drive formatted NTFS and install software on OS X to enable read/write access. The options are: a.) Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X - 6.5.1; b.) MacFuse and NTFS-3G 2009.2.1u1; and, c.) NTFS for Mac 1.0.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MacBook Pro C2D 2.33 Ghz; MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Intel iMac C2D 17 "; MacBook 2.0 Ghz; 30 GB iPod Video (Black); iPod Nano 2 GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2009 11:39 AM (in response to Kappy)Kappy,
Thanks for this. Ultimately FAT32 would not work as it cannot handle the file sizes. I am told it was never designed to work with HD’s of this capacity. So, as per your recommendation, I kept the drive formatted NTFS and installed the MacFuse and NTFS-G3 2009.2.1u1. This works flawlessly. The volume mounts and is read/write in OS X. The only problem is that Time Machine will not back it up. So I was wondering if you had any idea if things could be done the other way round: format the drive Mac OS Extended then use some third party software to make it read/write in Windows XP? Thank you.
ChrisMac Pro 2.66 gHz MacBook Pro 2.33 gHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Dell Latitude D830 XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2009 11:46 AM (in response to crs43)You can use MediaFour's Mac Drive on Windows to enable read/write of Mac formatted disks. Most likely there are other Window's solutions, but this is the only one with which I'm familiar.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MacBook Pro C2D 2.33 Ghz; MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Intel iMac C2D 17 "; MacBook 2.0 Ghz; 30 GB iPod Video (Black); iPod Nano 2 GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2009 1:01 PM (in response to crs43)Actually,
if you have the drive formatted as HFS+ or "Mac Formatted" and have it connected and distributed on the AirPort Extreme both OSX and Windows can access it, read/write to it.
if you;d like to have it universally accessible to any given system, i get pretty good transfer rates over ethernet and wifi.Alu MacBook 2.0Ghz (??soon??) : : : MacPro 2.8 Octocore 6GB | 8800GT | 500GB, Mac OS X (10.5.6), XP Pro SP3