USB 2.0 HD, cannot write on Mac

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I got a HD built in a usb 2.0 case. Now i can do anything with it in XP, but only read on the MAC. In the info it says it has now writing, how can i fix that?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    lupalupa Posts: 202member
    How is the drive formatted?
  • Reply 2 of 3
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    It is probably NTSF. OS X can only read a NTSF drive, not write to it. If you want cross computer compatibility, I suggest you use FAT32. (AKA. DOS)
  • Reply 3 of 3
    yes, it is NTFS... thanks for the tip

    will reformat it then
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