Mac to PC Hard Drive Switch
May 21, 2011 7:03 AM Subscribe
Can I switch an external hard drive from a Mac to a PC?
posted by philmas to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a 250 GB external hard drive for my Mac with Carbon Copy Cloner software on it. I need a bigger hard drive for my Mac. The existing hard drive size is fine for my PC laptop. I know that the drive would need different software on it to back up the PC. Can I make this switch, moving the existing external drive from PC to Mac? Do I simply reformat the existing drive and then download software from the web compatible with the PC? Are there any freeware recommendations? Any advice would be appreciated.