Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book Pro-External 500 GB Hard Drive
If the drive is formatted as HFS+ (Mac's native format) then you will not be able to access it on a PC. If it is formatted as FAT32 you can access it on both. If it is formatted as NTFS, it will probably be readable but not writable on a Mac.
If you are using this as your time machine drive I would suggest buying another drive and formatting as FAT32 for transferring data. Beware that large drives (1TB or more if I recall correctly - check this before buying a drive) can't always be formatted in FAT32, so be aware of this when choosing a drive.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
Hmmn. Far easier, I would think, to share the files via the network (if both machines are on the same network.) Check this link:
Using the MyBook would be faster if there is a LOT of data, though.
What OS are you running on the PC?
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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