09-18-2005, 09:40 PM
| | Re: external hard drive PC/Mac compatibility question
> "nikko" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I have a question about using an external hard drive to transfer files
>>from a Windows PC to an Apple. I'm running WinXP on my home PC and I have
>>several huge files on my external firewire hard drive that I'd like to
>>transfer to a friend's G5 running Tiger. Can I just hook up the external
>>drive to her firewire port and then dump the files on to her hard drive?
>>Are there any compatibility issues?
>> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
If the drive is formatted FAT and supported by the Mac, it should work. I
believe that formatting it NTFS will let you read from it, but not write to
Can't hurt to try. If it works, you'll get an icon on the Mac desktop for