G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive
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Is there any way to format it so it will work with both my mac and my PC?
I work between 3 different computers, only one of them is a mac and I want to be able to move files, movies, music etc. as I please
- Asked by Hayley M from Melbourne
- Jun 9, 2012
2 Answers from the Community
You can format this hard drive like any other hard drive. On Mac OS use the disk utility.
Select the FAT-file system which works fine on both Windows and Mac.
The only limitation is that each individual file may not be larger than 4 GB.
If you have to deal with larger files then it becomes a little bit more difficult. However this has nothing to do with this particular hard drive that we're talking about here - this is a general issue.
- Answered by Josef K from Los Gatos
- Jul 18, 2012
Your mac can "see" the data on the PC's and vice versa as long as they are communicating over a network. There are caveats however and the forum is a great place to find and create conversation pertaining to this compatibility subject.
- Answered by Alfred S from Roseville
- Jun 12, 2012