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Installing Maxtor onto mac osx

How do i install my maxtor onto my macbook running osx.

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Hi, will this allow me to be able to use the external harddrive on my PC aswell as my Mac?

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I found the solution here: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=SATA_Troubleshooter_-_Mac_OS_X_Installation_Basics&vgnextoid=a0a44a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD#storage

but short version of it all:
Basically you just need to format the drive to get it working. Open up disk utility. Selecting the maxtor drive on the left in disk utility. Then select the erase tab. Then change MS-DOS (FAT) to Mac OS Extended. Finish by clicking erase.

Mine didn't work at first even though I plugged it in but after I did that it worked. Hope you can get yours working too!

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