Hi, y'all. Newbie switcher here... been using PC+Windoze for the longest time and while I know the ins and outs of it the Mac just feels like a breath of fresh air.
Anyway, here's my Q: I have an 80GB external HD (split into two 40GB partitions) which I use to store all kinds of data (mainly photos, music, and archived documents, downloads).
Thing is, when I got the HD I was on Windoze and of course to maximize efficiency and security I formatted the HD as NTFS (and of course FAT can only go up to 32GB).
I only realized this morning that while I can easily read the external volume, I can't write back on to it.
While there's a relatively simple solution to my problem (backup everything, re-partition then re-format to FAT32) I was wondering if anybody knew of a better way around this?
1.) How would you 'format' the drive to the Mac native filesystem? (NFS on OS X, right?)
2.) Can Windoze read NFS (ok, I know, Google is my friend but I might as well throw this question in here)?
3.) Is there perhaps a 3rd party 'driver' that'll let the Mac read & write NTFS (yeah, yeah, Google)?
Ayan, yan na muna. Hassle lang talaga kasi having to back up an 80GB drive - except if I get another, larger, external drive...