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Bought a Cipherwave external HDD 2.5, says on the box it is ok for Mac but it is not working. Any suggestions, should I format the drive on a PC and if so as what?

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Boot from the mac cd, mount the drive and then format is mac osx extended journal... Or if you dont have the cd you can format in windows as ntfs, at least thenn you will be able to mount it!

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Any Queries, send them to cipherwave@cssi.co.za

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