N/APosted on - 09/28/2011
I recently purchased a 1TB Seagate Go Flex external hard drive and I wanted it to be readable in both PC and MAC computers. I used it initially with a PC and now I could not transfer files from my MAC book to it. How do I go about this?
How to format Seagate GoFlex EHD for both PC and MAC use.
There are several solutions for your problem. I am enlisting them here. You can choose any which suits you best.
1. As your hard drive is 1 TB you can have 2 partitions on it, One for MAC and one for windows. For example choose 500 GB for Windows and 500 GB for your MAC. Then you can use it on both MAC and windows. But in each operating system only 500 GB will be available for use.
2. FAT32 is also supported by both MAC and Windows. So connect your hard drive with Mac and make partition of FAT32 or any variant of FAT. Now you can use it on both.
3. There are some ntfs software available for MAC to run ntfs partition. Just download a software and install it on Mac and now your hard drive is operable in both MAC and Windows. You can download ntfs for Mac here:
You can try any of the above.