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Formatted hard disk on pc now it won't run on mac

I formatted my new 160gb smartdisk firelite external hard drive on my work pc with the intention of deleting the back up software that is factory installed. I can now access that drive from my pc but not my mac. What is the solution?

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Format it into HFS or HFS+ file system.

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Try plugging your hard drive into your mac, open "Disk Utility" select your hard drive in the list on the side, Click RAID, change the Volume Format to MS-DOS (FAT), and it should work.
Hope this helps!

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The hard drive maybe formatted in Windows NTFS format and the MAC cannot see this formatted hard drive.
If you only wanr to use this hard drive on a MAN then you need to format this hard drive with your MAC.
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Go to the applications folder and then utilities open Disk Utility in the left box select you firelite and then clcik on the erase tab to your right. You can then select how you are going to format the hard drive standard for using with Mac only machines is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or if you want to use with both PC and Macs is MS-DOS (FAT). Then name your drive and click on erase. Hope this helps.

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Try going to utilities in the applications folder, in utilities select disk utility and see if the drive shows up, if so select repair disk after selecting the SmartDisk. If not showing select your hard drive and run repair permissions and see if it helps. Failing this you need a 3rd party disk repair solution like DiskWarrior. The information is still there!

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I want to reuse this drive on a new MAC, how do I clean the old information off the drive?


Do you want to use it as an external USB hard drive?
If so connect it to a USB hard drive adapter case and connect it to the MAC and either delete the folders and filed OR format the hard disk.

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1. Check operating system version sometimes its just the version not all mac versions like externals.

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Thanks

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PowerBook G4 does not seem to recognize. (Worked well on previous Apple lap top)


If your Firelite SmartDisk was formatted for a PC, and you are using the Mac side of the G4 it won't. They use a different format scheme. Need to load Parallel, bootcamp, or another virtual PC program, and then Windows. Using that it will recognize it.

If you know another Mac user that is using both sides (Mac and Virtual PC) is a quick way to retrieve data to move it. Be careful reformatting the FireLite. There are some more complex ways. Hope that this helps.

AAirwolf

PS: I use a 160GB FireLite on my G4, MacBook Pro as well as my Tower and notebook PCs.

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please use a recovery program for mac and then once all files are recovered then repartion hdd in disk utility then copy back all files to hard drive or change your external drive as you are the fourth person to have this problem with firelite hard drive for the mac sounds like a compatabilly issue with mac os systems

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