I have seagate 500g hard drive which i have been using on my macbook successfull

i have a seagate 500 gigs hard drive that only reads on my macbook and not on any other devices. please help??
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  1. You need to see what file system is on the hard-drive and see if what you are trying to use it on supports that. If not, you need to save your files from that drive elsewhere and format the drive to another format. FAT32 or NTFS probably.
  2. zettie said:
    i have a seagate 500 gigs hard drive that only reads on my macbook and not on any other devices. please help??

    if your drive is formatted for Mac, they it would be HFS+. it does not get detected by windows.
  3. ok, is it possible for me to change something to make them read it?? everything on the hard drive once put on a flash can be read on any device. if there is a way then please can u explain to me in the simplest terms because i'm still learning these things?
  4. Quote:
    You should check whether the file system of your hard drive is compatible with the other devices.


    Hi, I'm looking for help with the same problem - my seagate 320gb worked fine on my mac, but the mac broke and none of my other devices recognise data on the seagate.

    I can add: I knew Windows would fail, so I also tried Puppy Linux and Ubuntu without success (which surprised the daylights out of me.) Both types of linux recognised the seagate as an available drive, but empty and much smaller than 320gb.

    Is there anything else I can try? Thanks kindly.
  5. abieka said:
    Hi, I'm looking for help with the same problem - my seagate 320gb worked fine on my mac, but the mac broke and none of my other devices recognise data on the seagate.

    I can add: I knew Windows would fail, so I also tried Puppy Linux and Ubuntu without success (which surprised the daylights out of me.) Both types of linux recognised the seagate as an available drive, but empty and much smaller than 320gb.

    Is there anything else I can try? Thanks kindly.


    Try another MAC.
  6. How does HD Sentinel identify the drive?
    http://www.hdsentinel.com/

    If the drive is physically OK, then either of the following utilities should be able to see your Mac file system from a PC:

    HFSExplorer:
    http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html

    MacDrive:
    http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive

    HFS Explorer only provides read access. MacDrive provides both read and write access.
  7. ok the mac drive works. thanx. any chance u know of a free full version of it??
  8. ok the mac drive works. thanx. any chance u know of a free full version of it??
  9. ok the mac drive works. thanx. any chance u know of a free full version of it??
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