How to use a hard disk windows and Mac ?

HI

I have a SATA hardisk drive in an external case (could be connected by USB), I would like use it under windows and Mac but as far as I know Mac can´t read NTFS and FAT32 can´t support partitions like 320Gb.

What can I do?

Regards.
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ry_berkCommented:
http://www.techiecorner.com/159/how-to-format-external-hard-disk-for-mac-and-windows/

This should instruct you quickly how to accomplish this.

I also noticed that when I use my HDs they automatically work on both OSs.

Maybe it varies by brand as well.
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
The disk has to be formatted FAT32 to read under UNIX (MAC) and Windows.
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LazloHCommented:
Check out MacFuse.  Normally OSX can read ntfs it just cant write to it.  This software allows you to mount pretty much any file system within your mac.

http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/

Apparently the reason mac does not read NTFS is because MS wont release the specs.

but yes..  fat16 is like 2 gb max..  fat32 is 64 gigs i think.  Let me know how it works for you.. I plan on downloading it tonight and checking it with my 120 gig external.
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Kurt4949Commented:
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natcomCommented:
Well, most likely the drive was formatted under the NTFS filesystem, for which Mac OS X has read-only capability. You can use the third party ntfs-3g driver to gain write access to your NTFS volume, but beware: it's still in beta and if you value your data I'd recommend having it backed up somewhere. That said, here is the howto:
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lif...-mac-os-x.html
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