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Switching to a Mac

I am trying to use this device with my MacBook Pro but I only have Read Only permission. How do I change this?

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Your hard drive is probably formatted with the NTFS file system which is read only on MAC. The following article should guide you through making your drive writable on the MAC system. Regards, Armando

Posted on Apr 20, 2007


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