Portable USB HD

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by darksidZz, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    I had a few problems with my home PC, needless to say I totally destroyed it (around 1 month ago). I use the one here at work for playing now, recently I wanted to organize my collection of music, etc...

    Anyways I bought a 4 GB flash drive which kept failing miserably, infact it sucked so bad it would lock up then eject itself! Now I went off an got pissed, so I spent much 85 bucks on a portable HD. It's small, compact, and kinda cool... the crummy thing about it is this.. it's got a shiney surface so fingerprints stick like glue, also it's a plastic surface that shines so scratches come easily I suppose...

    Anyways... I sorted my stuff on it, it's all good, so like when I take this thing home to my dads Mac G5 will it be able to read it? I'm not sure what parition it uses but I seem to recall portable HD's can't be read universally, it's gotta be formatted for the OS... so will it not recognize my HD if i take it home? What'l happen stryder?
     
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  3. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    I'm not stryder, last time I checked, but hey. Here goes.

    It'll be fine.

    Most likely, unless you've formatted it, it'll be FAT32. OSX/os9 or whatever's on your Dad's G5 should recognise it straight up.

    You don't need to use any software to transfer files to and from the device, or a driver for it, do you?
     
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  5. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Greetings phonentic... no I need none.

    You may be right, the box it came with said it was OS X compatible, etc... probably is fat32...
     
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  7. Kunax Sciforums:Reality not required Registered Senior Member

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    The hardware might be OSx compatible but if you formated the disk as NTFS OSX might not be able to mount the volume anyway.
     
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