RE: WD My Book Studio II simultaneously on both Mac and PC?
by OldCelticHippy - 2/11/12 12:18 PM
In Reply to: WD My Book Studio II simultaneously on both Mac and PC? by zenhog
Contrary to ZenHog's statement that the WD MyBook Studio II comes pre formatted as FAT32, It actually comes pre formatted as HFS+
You will be unable to copy files to it from within Windows OOB unless you use a third-party utility such as MacDisk, which enables one to read and write files to Mac-formatted HDs.
FAT32 will not take a format of larger than 2 TB, though it is a common file system between OS X and Windows, and can be both read and written using either file system.
I myself recommend MacDisk [latest version] to those who use both OS X and Windows. It is very handy, especially if one screws up his/her OS X startup disk. It can either reformat it or repair it, all from within Windows.
You will be unable to use this drive as a RAID Array [AFAIK] unless you use an OS X RAID utility. Make sure any RAID is configured from within OS X BEFORE copying files to it, of course.
Hope this helps,
Donald L McDaniel