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Cannot add write files to SimpleTech drive from a Mac

Trying to move files off of a Mac computer. They cannot be added to my 60 GB SimpleTech drive, I get error messages saying the "drive cannot be modified".

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Most of the times you just have to format the drive to Mac OS Journaled or else you will only be able to transfer 4gb or less at a time.

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Hello,
did you use your drive with a PC too?
What you describe is commonly linked to a drive formatted as NTFS (a windows partition format) which is read only on a plain MAC system. There are add ons you can install on your MAC to make NTFS writable. I can direct you to one if you need.
Another possibility is that your drive is formatted as MS-Dos (FAT32) which is read and write enabled for both PC and MAC, but it has the negative aspect of limiting file size to 4GB. So in your case, maybe your movie files are larger then 4GB and your drive is formatted Fat 32.
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1. Right click on My Computer > Manage;

2. On the new window click on Disk Management, on the right side, right click in the USB Volume and chose "Change Drive Letter and Path..."

3. In the new window click on "Add..." to assign a letter to your USb drive.

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Try to hook it up to another computer and see if it works there. This will tell you if the device is failing. If you have found that it failed please see about replacing the power adapter. If still no live the device has failed and needs replacement.

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simple just format it for PC first then it should work for both

if you format it for MAC first it will not work on the PC

simple

PC are horrible for accessing files

mac's are more user friendly

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Make sure both plugs are connected to USB ports, the closest plug is for data transfer and the send plug is for additional power to run the drive. The shorter the cabe the better.
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