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Old 01-03-2009, 07:36 PM
InRainbows InRainbows is offline
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Default External HD format readable by Mac and Win?

Heya,

My setup is as follows:
1. iMac desktop for full recording purposes with OSX 10.5.5 with MBox 2 Pro
2. Windows XP SP2 laptop for soft synth recording with MBox Micro

How do I format an external hard drive so that I can swap between the two machines? I remember a few years back that one couldn't write to the other and vice versa.

Please advise. I think my current external is Mac OS formatted journaled.

(sorry, original post was in wrong forum)
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:49 PM
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there is an XP app that lets you use HFS+ drives directly
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:56 AM
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Default Re: External HD format readable by Mac and Win?

this will let you HFS+ on xp/vista: http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/ or maybe something from http://www.macwindows.com/disks2.html

I have the opposite problem - 4 or 5 external drives formatted as NTFS. 10.5 reads them just fine but can't write to them. Was thinking about purchasing http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/ Has anyone used it? The MacFUSE developer has abandoned ship so I'd rather not go down that path but I could be convinced...
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:29 AM
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Protools installer for PC systems comes with free "HFS+ Disk Support option" (based on Macdrive).
You simply choose to install it with your PT installation and you can read/write HFS+ disks. No need for extra software.
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