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Hard drive Formating help needed please!!!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pman, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. pman

    pman Guest

    Hi

    I bought a hard drive(Avastor HDX)and im using a pc.
    I havent reformated it yet to work with my pc cos Im recording a session soon on my friends Mac and I need to format this hard drive so it will open up the Pro Tools session off the Hard drive instead of saving them to his hard drive as the sessions are pretty huge.I know about the Transfering PT sessions on the Pro tools reference guide but i want to know
    whats the best format and way to format my hard drive as first i will be using it on my pc and then opening the PT sessions on a Mac.
    Any help would be very sweet.
    Thank you
     
  2. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    avastor.com/products.htm states that their drives are pre-formatted and ready to go.

    Quote: "Preformatted and ready to go, Avastor external hard drives make it possible to add reliable, high-performance storage instantly to your Mac or PC"


    Is that you?
     
  3. pman

    pman Guest

    yep but it came with a leaflet saying reformat your hard drive so im kinda miffed about the whole thing
     
  4. pman

    pman Guest

    yep but it came with a leaflet saying reformat your hard drive so im kinda miffed about the whole thing
     
  5. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Can't you just try to read/write before your format? I am also curious what format they use. I think it will be FAT32 . To my knowledge that's the only way to grant both XP/Vista and OSX read and write.
     
  6. pman

    pman Guest

    its NFS+ i think it has Mac drive on it alreday cos its reading the pt session i put on it
     
  7. mark02131

    mark02131 Active Member

    MAC will read both NTFS and FAT32 but can not write NTFS. It needs to be FAT32, Use get info in MAC or right click --> properties in XP and find out how it is formated. The drawback of FAT32 is that it can not handle files larger than 4GB

    Mark
     
  8. Philbul

    Philbul Guest

    Check this out:

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

    Work very good with both PC and Mac.

    Compatibility of session between PC and MAC is other question.
     

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