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Maxtor External HD/Mac

by jnda / April 20, 2007 4:21 PM PDT

Macbook OSX
Maxtor External HD 250 GB

I recently switched over to macs from an hp pc computer. i have a maxtor external hd that went along with the pc and i saved all of my music/videos/movies on the hd so that i could bring them into my new laptop. i've installed the cd that came with the hd and while i can delete/copy/bring files into my computer, i cannot add or bring anything into the hd from my mac. i've scoured over google/this forum/the world for an answer and i have yet to come across one. PLEASE HELP!!!

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Seems proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2007 11:48 PM PDT
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You'll have to copy out the files you want to save then format the drive in an Apple supported file system.

Bob

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JNDA...
by TheRSVPNetwork / October 14, 2010 6:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems proper.

How'd you manage to see the files?!! Hope you don't mind me ask, I am also riddled with a similar scenario after purchasing a MacBook Pro and selling my netback. I have a military grade Maxtor External HD and I CAN NOT even seem to be able to find it when plugging it into my MBP via the USB portals.

PLEASE HELP ANYONE!!

=(

Arnold

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There are some missing details here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2010 8:05 AM PDT
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If the OSX is dates it can't see the NTFS (file system) and files. Current versions can see NTFS volumes just fine.

There is also other solutions like having a friend with a PC copy then out to DVD or another HDD. I've used Linux (Ubuntu to be specific) to connect 2 HDDs, one in NTFS and the other in AFS and drag the files over.

MacFUSE is worth some research if your OSX is outdated.
Bob

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What details are missing?
by TheRSVPNetwork / October 14, 2010 11:54 AM PDT

My macBook Pro is BRAND NEW up to date. I had Windows XP on my Netbook, and this sucks. lol

The situation, that is.

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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2010 1:17 PM PDT

Something's amiss. Try Cnet's Apple forums. Here it just worked. On the new machines NTFS just works.

Bob

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