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HDD writing problem

by smallprnt / August 18, 2010 11:16 PM PDT

Hi,
I've got an external HDD formatted in NTSC that worked fine on my Macbook (i've got NTSC-3G installed) and on windows laptops, until I accidentally unplugged it without ejecting on my mac. Now, the drive is read-only on macs and readable an writable on a PC. I tried repairing permissions in disk utility but all the buttons (repair, repair permissions, verify..) are disabled, I can't get my macbook to write on that drive anymore! Has someone got an idea to fix this problem? I'm lost. Thank's!

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The term is NTFS as NTSC
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 19, 2010 2:40 AM PDT
In reply to: HDD writing problem

is a television picture format used in the United States and Japan.

You will probably have to reformat that drive, using the PC, to enable it to work correctly once more.


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Exactly! sorry for that mistake
by smallprnt / August 19, 2010 2:49 AM PDT

That's what I did finally. It's a shame though, knowing that every time I accidentally unplug the hard drive, I will have to reformat it...

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It usually only goes corrupt if
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 19, 2010 6:48 AM PDT

it is actually writing to the disk when you pull its chain.

Normally they are quite tolerant.

However, one wakeup call is usually enough to make you pay attention. Happy

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