Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:42
I am currently using an iMac with an external HD, and I believe my external HD is formatted to the Mac OS X Journaled, or whatever it's called, and I know it won't be compatible with Windows RT, as far as I know. I am using it on Windows 8 right now, but I had to install MacDrive, in order to access my external HD.
I have a TON of photos, music, documents, and videos on there that I have kept for almost 6 years now. I want to be able to access that when I get my Surface on Friday.
What will be my best option with backing up my all my stuff on that HD, and reformatting it to where my Surface will be able to read it so I can drag/drop files to and from my surface/external hd.
Edit: I had read somewhere that if I format my external to FAT32, that it is able to be read by most systems. If this is true, would my best option be creating a temporary partition on my iMac, drag all of my files onto that temporary partition, format my external hard drive using Disk Utility, and then drag them all back to my hard drive???
I should've asked this earlier since I know the Surface is released on Friday and I want to make sure that my photos/music/videos and stuff on my external will be accessible when I get my Surface.