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How many hard drives does it take, before WinXP can see them?

External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Why are transfers to my external firewire drive so slow?

What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Need to transfer lots of data from old internal drives to new external drive.

I have two IDE hard drives in my closet, and I need to get the info on them into a new external drive. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Dec 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Are there any particularly awesome external firewire hard drive enclosures that I should be aware about?

Are there any particularly awesome external firewire hard drive enclosures that I should be aware about? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Oct 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Is there a way to get a PowerPC Mac to boot off of an external USB hard drive?

Is there a way to get a PowerPC Mac to boot off of an external USB hard drive? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

It just works, right?

Data recovery in target disk mode: what are the pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Jul 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me work from home on my Mac!

Using work apps at home under OS X. How do I make an image of my work hard drive on an external Firewire hard drive, bring it home, boot up my Mac from it, and use the apps to do print production work? [more inside]
posted by rleamon on Apr 2, 2006 - 2 answers

How can I recover some corrupted data?

I'm hoping to recover some corrupted files that (I think) got messed up during a transfer to a Firewire drive. Could you be a lamb and step inside? [more inside]
posted by Hankins on Aug 30, 2005 - 0 answers

bestexternal firewire harddrive for mac?

I'm looking to buy an external firewire hard drive for my aging G4. [more inside]
posted by item on May 16, 2005 - 14 answers

Can I force this Lacie firewire drive to format as FAT32?

I've just bought a Lacie 160 gigabyte firewire drive. It's to be plugged into a Windows XP machine, but also to be written to and read by a Mac OSX machine. I want to format it with the FAT32 file system, but Windows won't let me. Is there a way to force the drive to format as FAT32? [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar on Oct 28, 2004 - 5 answers

Is there any way to apply appropriate permissions recursively? Can it be done with chmod?

I backed up my /library/webserver/documents folder to a firewire HD. When I dragged it back, the permissions went all kablooey:

drwxr-xr-x 36 root admin 1224 16 Jan 16:58 Documents

sudo chmod 755 Documents does not give groups write privileges.

1. Do I just need to go read a good chmod tutorial, or is something aberrant happening here?

2. Is there any way to apply appropriate permissions recursively?

Many thanks. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on May 3, 2004 - 8 answers

Hard drive backup suggestions?

I have a WinXp machine with three hard drives, each one holding 100GB. I'm researching backup alternatives, and there are tons these days (tape drives, external firewire drives, jazz drives, etc.). I'd like to find a solution that strikes a nice balance between ease of use, cost and durability. Any suggestions?
posted by grumblebee on Jan 8, 2004 - 8 answers

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