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Shared HD for PC and Mac

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Deus, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    I have router to which I want to attach a network HD so that I can us it for back up. I have a variety of PCs and a Mac on my LAN. If it is NTFS will the Mac be able to back up on it? I can't go FAT32 as I have some big files to back up.

    Or do I need to install something on the Mac for it to be able to read NTFS.

    What's the thing to do in a situation like this?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. xtcfreak

    xtcfreak TRIBE Member

    There are solid NTFS drivers for Mac, I have been using them for years. Yes you can read and write.

    Jay
     
  3. atomic

    atomic TRIBE Member

    I'm in a similar situation, as posted in this thread.

    The solution I ended up going with was keeping my externals Mac-formatted, and accessing them on my Win7 partition using MacDrive (thanks dj_soo).
     

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