easiest way is to format a hdd on a windows pc with Fat.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, Santino Manahan
> Does VFAT work with a Linkstation using buffalo's firmware or is
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: lalunas10 <lalunas10@...>
> To: LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:28:01 AM
> Subject: [LinkStation_General] Re: Buffalo Linkstation USB Disk
Format for Mac/Linkstation/PC
> --- In LinkStation_ General@yahoogro
ups.com, "sfseay" <sfseay@> wrote:
> > I'm trying to format an external USB drive to eventually connect
> > Mac Mini running OSX 10.4.7.
> > My problem is if I format the drive using the Linkstation (ext2
> > format), then copy files from the Linkstation to the USB Drive, then
> > connect the USB drive to my Mac, the Mac can't read the drive. If I
> > format the USB drive on my Mac using the Mac OS Extended
> > MS_DOS (FAT32) the Linkstation won't recognize the drive. How can I
> > format the USB drive to be readable by the Mac, the Buffalo
> > Linkstation, and also a PC (nice to have the PC, but not critical)?
> VFAT ("MS DOS Format") is the only exchange format that's supposed
to work. Any chance
> you can partition and format the drive on a WIndows computer?