Will this mobile hard drive work with Windows 8?

  • Asked by Ove Eirik S
  • Dec 5, 2012
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive

LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer


    You have several possible ways to use this drive:
    - to use exclusively with Windows, simply format the drive using the Setup Assistant when first connect to your Windows 8 laptop. Or you can use Disk Management within Computer Management Administrative Tools to partition and format this drive as an NTFS volume
    - to use drive both with a Mac and Windows 8, you can use Setup Assistant to partition the drive into two secitions: one section for sharing between a mac and Windows, and the other to use exclusively with OS X
    - if you want to use a Mac formatted drive on Windows, there is a third option, that rquires purchase of MacDrive from Mediafour. This is an application that you can install on Widows that will let you read/write to any Mac formatted drive.

    • Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
    • Mar 27, 2013
  • Yes.

    • Answered by Rob D from Fulton
    • Jul 13, 2014