1806 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2009 1:01 PM by Frank Einstein
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.
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.
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.