External HD for both PC and Mac ?
November 9, 2010 6:32 AM Subscribe
How do I format an external hard drive so that it can be used on both a PC and a Mac ... DUMMIES version ?
posted by lobstah to computers & internet (23 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I dropped my pc on the floor. I bought a USB external enclosure to test the HD...dead. OK, now I have this enclosure laying about, so I buy a new HD to use as a backup. My wife has a Mac I have a PC. How can Format this ( 320G WD Scorpio Black) so that we can both use it ? We only really need it for JPEG and PSD storage, no other heavy lifting. I'm capable in some areas, but woefully ignorant in others. Where can I find simple, step by step directions that don't require a degree in CS to understand?