NAS drive for both windows and Mac

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I am looking for a personal cloud setup in my home.

I was looking to WD My Cloud which is a NAS drive.

But I need to confirm that will it can be used for my windows and MAC pc as I have both
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According to WD's site:
http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1140

their My Cloud will work with PCs and with Macs and also with smartphones and tablets.
The limitation is that the drive will be in Fat32 format, limited to 4 gig file size max. For a person with movies stored on the drive, they would have to be careful of the movie size.  You could not copy a virtual disk or encrypted disk file that was larger then 4 gig.

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Hi rogeroren,

I need to ask that mac does not support ntfs file format?
Not natively. You need either a shareware or expensive program to have mac write on a ntfs drive. It can read it, but not write unless you get a "driver". Parallels (the windows emulator) has the driver, so it can read/write on almost any drive. There is a free-ware driver for mac, but I think it is no longer supported on lion or mountain lion.
That NAS not FAT 32,it's basically a Linux NFS /CIFS emulation that the MAC should have no issues with.

Should work fine.

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