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eurotrash

Does WD 4TB for MAC work on PC? - Solved

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Hi everyone,
I am buying a 4tb wd drive, but am unsure which one to choose. The 4tb WD for Mac is around 20 euro cheaper then the 4tb for Windows. I have a PC with Windows 10, so my question is, do mac drives work with PC's?

Thanks in advance,

eurotrash:)

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Posted (edited)

will work.

wd support (4 z case)

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20 minutes ago, eurotrash said:

Hi everyone,
I am buying a 4tb wd drive, but am unsure which one to choose. The 4tb WD for Mac is around 20 euro cheaper then the 4tb for Windows. I have a PC with Windows 10, so my question is, do mac drives work with PC's?

 

As it's formatted with HFS+ file system, it cannot be recognized by Windows systems

You can try the following program to see if you can access it using Windows:

 

 

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20 minutes ago, jordan4x said:

As it's formatted with HFS+ file system, it cannot be recognized by Windows systems

also

MacDrive

HFSExplorer

 

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eh... format again with ntfs maybe?

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1 minute ago, jamesbond said:

eh... format again with ntfs maybe?

sure

on Mac (if it's possible) thru Paragon NTFS

on windows thru  HDD Low Level Format Tool or Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Computer management\disc management

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Seems like ntfs formatting costs 20 euros? what the heck Micro$oft...?

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6 minutes ago, JimmySvert said:

Seems like ntfs formatting costs 20 euros? what the heck Micro$oft...?

this is just fu**in' world we r livin' man. be smart(er) or pay-each damn step.

sry for offtop.

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16 hours ago, eurotrash said:

Hi everyone,
I am buying a 4tb wd drive, but am unsure which one to choose. The 4tb WD for Mac is around 20 euro cheaper then the 4tb for Windows. I have a PC with Windows 10, so my question is, do mac drives work with PC's?

Thanks in advance,

eurotrash:)

 

Internal HDD from WD come unformatted, whether they are sold for Mac or PC.  External drives are preformatted but can easily be formatted for the OS you are using it on.

Specific Instructions for formatting for Mac or Windows can be found here.

http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=3865

 

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Just because Windows has more users and in-turn they have more demand, WD has priced Windows version higher. They are making profit on the Mac drives and exorbitant profits on the Win drives. 
 

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Sometime's it boils down to the software and/or online services bundled with the hardware..

 

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On 1/7/2017 at 2:43 PM, gipsy said:

sure

on Mac (if it's possible) thru Paragon NTFS

on windows thru  HDD Low Level Format Tool or Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Computer management\disc management

 

What is HDD Low Level Format? Does it lessen the life of the HD?

 

21 hours ago, teodz1984 said:

By chance is this your drive?

https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/my-book-for-mac.html

 

If so it would be easy to prepare such for Windows System, via Disk Partitioninig Software

This is the drive

https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01LQQH856/ref=twister_B01LZVW5WS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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What is HDD Low Level Format?

Low-level formatting (i.e., closest to the hardware) marks the surfaces of the disks with markers indicating the start of a recording block (typically today called sector markers) and other information like block CRC to be used later, in normal operations, by the disk controller to read or write data. This is intended to be the permanent foundation of the disk, and is often completed at the factory.

 

Does it lessen the life of the HD?

No

 

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@eurotrash

hoped u bought this damn HDD already & even drinked couple of beer for our health but seems u arn't a speedy Gonzalez;)

 

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5 hours ago, eurotrash said:

 

What is HDD Low Level Format? Does it lessen the life of the HD?

 

This is the drive

https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01LQQH856/ref=twister_B01LZVW5WS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

if you have mac computer or plan to use mac computer why do you not keep this hdd formatted with hfs+ and install paragon hfs+

you can use this external hdd in 2 systems mac & pc windows

1/ on mac you need nothing

2/ on pc windows you need only paragon hfs+ installed

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13 hours ago, gipsy said:

@eurotrash

hoped u bought this damn HDD already & even drinked couple of beer for our health but seems u arn't a speedy Gonzalez;)

 

Just ordered it now. :) Thanks to everyone for replying!:)

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