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Is Seagate FreeAgent Go Extreme 1000GB can works both PC and MAC?

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August 11, 2009 9:21:43 PM

I'm afraid of any problems with that.
As well, is this External hard disk is better than the opposite in WesternDigital in your opinion?

Thanks a lot.

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a b G Storage
August 14, 2009 9:12:03 AM

I'd get the WD. My Passport Essential is cheap yet reliable in my experience (I have the 320GB version).
a b G Storage
August 14, 2009 2:10:41 PM

It depends on how you partition it.
The Mac can read FAT32 without a problem. The Mac will read NTFS, but cannot write to it. There is a program called MacFuse, which can read and write to NTFS drives.
a b G Storage
August 14, 2009 2:12:39 PM

The old Linux ext2 is supported by both PCs and Macs. This gives you an HFS+ like file system (supports userids, ownership permissions, the works) that is shareable between all of Mac, PC and Linux.
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