I have an iMac with the latest OSX that is apparently capable of reading drives formatted in NTFS and FAT32 by PCs. (I just tested it on a 1TB hard drive and a 4GB USB stick formatted in those respective file systems.)
However, I have a 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III external disk that I really need to get some data off of, and it is not playing with my Mac.
When I install it it says, "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." There are three buttons on the popup: Initialize... / Ignore / Eject
I tried installing the Maxtor OneTouch software talked about here
with no result.
Why would this not be readable given that I can read both NTFS and FAT32 drives on this computer?
Last night I brought the disk over to my friends' and I checked it on a Windows XP laptop and it worked fine.
Of course, I can probably go to the trouble of getting the XP laptop again (it is not mine), cloning the Maxtor to a separate NTFS or HFS drive, and going ahead with it.
But is there any way to just get this OneTouch working on the Mac?