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Old 06-02-2006, 07:40 AM
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i have protools on both a pc and mac. i have asked this before and was told that i can record and playback directly on a windows formatted drive with my mac. last night, i actually tried this for the first time. i tried to open a session from a drive formatted fat32, was told i need to enable to drive for playback and record from the workspace. when i try changing this property, the computer tells me it is not a valid audio drive. what am i doing wrong. what is the best windows formatt to be compatible with mac? NTFS? FAT32?
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:14 AM
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NTFS is read-only on the Mac, and FAT32 is a really crappy filesystem.

If you are going to be doing a lot of work between a PC and a Mac, I very highly recommend getting a program for the PC called MacDrive by MediaFour. This lets Windows read and write to a Mac HFS+ formatted volume. And it is qualified for use with Pro Tools. I've been using it for a few years for Mac/PC sharing and it works like a champ
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MacDrive by MediaFour. This lets Windows read and write to a Mac HFS+ formatted volume. And it is qualified for use with Pro Tools.
Yes, I also use this method. However, you can't use HFS+ as a PT record drive on Windows, only as a transfer drive. I'd sure love it if they'd find a way to get that to work...
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That's not true anymore. Since version 6.0.8 this function has been enabled -- it now works as if HFS+ was a native filesystem:

http://www.mediafour.com/support/mac...dsupgrades.asp shows the version history.
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it now works as if HFS+ was a native filesystem
What do you mean? Thanx.
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