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Re: Buffalo Linkstation USB Disk Format for Mac/Linkstation/PC

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  • cherrytreeproduction
    easiest way is to format a hdd on a windows pc with Fat. -- mindbender www.linkstationwiki.net ... open/freelink needed? ... Format for Mac/Linkstation/PC ...
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      easiest way is to format a hdd on a windows pc with Fat.

      -- mindbender
      www.linkstationwiki.net

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Santino Manahan
      <iamsantino@...> wrote:
      >
      > @lucas
      >
      > Does VFAT work with a Linkstation using buffalo's firmware or is
      open/freelink needed?
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Santino
      >
      > ----- 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
      to my
      > > 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
      formatting or
      > > 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?
      >
      > -Andre
      >
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