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Macbook does not find sata external drive

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I wanted to clone the my Macbook's 80gb onto a Western Digital Scorpio 320GB Sata II 7200rpm 16MB cache using Superduper and then install the bigger drive in the Macbook. I've formatted it to fat32 on a PC but it just sits there ticking when I plug it into the Mac.

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  • TrevorAston Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks Joe, I've reformatted to NTFS using a PC, but sadly the Mac still doesn't see it. I had to partition it into 2 drives when I converted it FAT32, so I'll go back to the PC, remove the partition then format in NTFS again.

    I appreciate the help coming across the Atlantic, the US being a generous friend as ever.

    Trevor

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You need to format it using NTFS. Just format it do not put any system files on it. Then plug it into the Mac. This is aUSB external, right?

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