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External WD Passport: Which format?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Atnevon, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Atnevon

    Atnevon

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    Well Happy Thanksgiving TPU and Merry Black Friday!!!

    I hope everyone had a safe and joyful Thanksgiving and had some time from, (or to give) from our rigs to tolerate our parents and family for a while.

    Anyway, I had camped out at staples this morning and am now the proud owner of a 120 WD Passport for my happy backing up needs. I have however a few questions.

    I often go from Mac to PC, and vice versa. SO I was wondering what format to put my drive in so that it can be written to both. I know there are format differences, but just wondered if this were possible.

    Thanks agian everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone
    -Andrew
     
  2. panchoman

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    FAT32, macs cant write to NTFS
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    QFT! use fat32 and both macs and pc's will be able use it.
     
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    the only real limit with fat32 is it wont handle a single file over 4 gig in size.. if u need to store/move large iso files for instance u will need nfs..

    not a big problem but it is one thats buggered me up at times.. as a general rule fat32 is best on a portable drive.. most of em come this way..

    trog
     
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  5. Atnevon

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    Cool. Thank you everyone for your help. This should greaylt help me out.
     

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