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Which external drive can i buy that is both large enough
That i can WRITE to from windows side....like movies musik and such
Then read it from a MAC not write to but just read on a mac

Is there a special thing i have to do

Trying to send movies and musik to my brother but he has a mac
and i have windows

How do i go about this?
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Buy any external hard drive you like, then you'll have to format the drive to the file format that is supported by osx, im not 100% on that as i haven't touched anything apple related in years.
I'm pretty sure there's an app out there for osx that will allow you to read from an NTFS or FAT32 drive but you'll have to google it as i don't use macs.

Just look for a program that will allow you to read ntfs or fat32 (depending on what you format it in) from within osx.

Hope that helps bud
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MacOS can handle hard drives formatted under Windows (NTFS and FAT32). Basically, you don't need to worry about it at all. Just get a drive big enough for your needs. For the widest compatibility, format it as FAT32, but I don't think you'll run into any issues using NTFS.
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I was gonna say that but i wasn't 100% and i didn't want to look stupid....yeah do what stolid says, i am teh loozar
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Originally Posted by stolid View Post
For the widest compatibility, format it as FAT32, but I don't think you'll run into any issues using NTFS.
FAT32 has filesize limits. (4GB) Stick with NTFS.
     
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