Firewire NTFS external harddrive run on a Mac?

Nailbunny

Senior member
Aug 24, 2000
423
0
0
Ok..here's the situation: I'm wanting to take some videos I have and burn them onto DVD using my friends Mac. I'm looking into taking my IBM NTFS formatted hard drive, pop it in a Firewire external enclosure, and hook it up to his Mac (G4 933 running OS X) to use his DVD-R drive. The question is:

Will the Mac recognize the drive since it's NTFS formatted? Being in an external Firewire enclosure, could we just plug it into the Mac and have the Mac recognize it?

Thanks for the help

-NB
 

Vegito

Diamond Member
Oct 16, 1999
8,329
0
0
Hmm interesting.. what nt r u using. 2000 or xp ntfs ?

I been using xp home ntfs or fat32.. if i format the drive on the mac, the nt has problem reading it..

anyway, yeah, justs plug in and it'll see it as a drive.. pretty cool.. better than usb..
 

ogcaldwell

Junior Member
Apr 22, 2002
5
0
0
I have never found another OS other than NT, 2K, or XP that could read NTSF. If it works, let us know.
 

Eug

Lifer
Mar 11, 2000
23,586
1,000
126
Mac does NOT recognize NTFS. It will recognize FAT32 however, although I've had some issues with Mac OS X. I think I didn't like the way Partition Magic partitioned and formatted the drive. (I had to use Partition Magic since it's a 60 GB drive and XP won't let me format it as FAT32.) It's more consistent with OS 9.

There is also Macdrive, which will allow your Windows PC to recognize an HFS+ Mac volume. Apparently, this works great, but I've never tried it.

The other option is you can just bring your computer over and network it with Ethernet.
 

Nailbunny

Senior member
Aug 24, 2000
423
0
0
Forcesho: I'm using XP NTFS


Thanks for the input guys. From what I've found so far doesn't look like it will work like I need it to.