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Old 09-14-2006, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Portable Hard Drive PC to Mac problems

I was at Staples the other day and I noticed a portable hard drive on sale for $60. I went to check it out and I am a graphic designer so this is a must have.

I have a PC at home but use Macs at school. My flash drive is annoying to use since it only holds 512mb and this hard drive has 40GB

Heres the HD specs


I installed the software that came with the drive.

I disabled the security settings which allows me to read and write on any PC

I tried taking things off and placing them onto and it worked on different PC's

I plugged it into a mac and it wont let me add anything because it says I do not have permission.

The software is of course only for Windows which sucks because now I feel like I got stuck with a windows only hard drive that wont really fulfill my needs.

Is there any way to "unlock" this or format it to mac. I am not the most computer savvy person (obviously) and if I am simply doing something stupid then please tell me.

I was hesatant about buying anything Maxtor but I figured I would try it out for the price.
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