Question about Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive
A newly purchased 1TB WD External Hard Drive would not allow files to be stored on it despite being virtually empty. Viewed blogs on this and opted to re-format the drive. After this I could load files on to from a PC but when then attached to my Macbook Pro (I am gradually changing over to Mac but still have a PC desktop) I could see and open files but not change any of these nor back up my macbook files (main reason for purchasing the drive. A solution would be most appreciated.
What OS are you running? What is it formatted as FAT32 or NTFS and how big are the partitions. Various operating systems, hardware and formatting schemes have different limitations. If you want to use the drive in Leopard formatted with NTFS which is the only way to create partitions larger than 20 or 30 GB you may need to install an NTFS file system driver like FUSE.
The other option is to format it as HFS and install Macdrive 7 in Windows to use Mac formatted drives in Windows.
Hope this helps.
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