HD formatting for use on PC and MAC

By ctardiff
Feb 24, 2005
  1. I need to format a 40 GB external drive for use on my Win XP machine and the Macs at school. Current format is NTFS but I've heard the FAT 32 has limitations. Any easy(read cheap or free) fixes?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    what operating system are the macs using?
  3. ctardiff

    ctardiff TS Rookie Topic Starter

    To the best of my knowledge we are on OS X (panther?). It's only a 40 GB drive, just would like to have one partition if possible as opposed to two. A friend did suggest I have one NTFS part and one FAT 32 though and this made sense also.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Use FAT32. Macs can't write to NTFS.
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