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To make a Mac act as an external hard disk, you can put it in TargetDisk Mode and connect it to another Mac with a FireWire orThunderbolt cable, as follows:

Connecting to the MacOS computer for the first time: Connect the GoFlex drive to the computer. Click Don't Use if a TimeMachine prompt appears. Double-click the GoFlex icon on the desktop (it may take a minute for the icon to appear). Double-click the Mac Install.dmg file. Double click MacInstall. Follow the Wizard and choose Mac and PC.

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Note: Target Disk Mode is available on most recentMacs; however, computers that do not have FireWire or Thunderboltports are excluded.

  1. Shut down the computer you want to use as an external hard disk(i.e., the target computer). If you are using a portable computer,make sure it is running on AC power. You don't need to power downthe other computer (i.e., the host computer).
  2. Connect the FireWire or Thunderbolt cable to the correspondingport of the target computer, and then connect the other end of thecable to the host computer's port.Note: If the computers have different kinds of ports(e.g., one has a FireWire 400 port while the other has a FireWire 800or Thunderbolt port), you will also need one or more adapters.
  3. Start up the target computer and hold down the lettert on its keyboard. Its drive will spin up, andits icon should appear on the host computer. The target computer'sdisplay will show a moving icon.

Alternatively, you can do the following:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences....
  2. In System Preferences, from the View menu, selectStartup Disk.
  3. In the Startup Disk preference pane, click Target Disk Mode....

To exit Target Disk Mode, on the host computer, eject thetarget computer's disk, and then shut down thetarget computer. Disconnect the cable, and then start up thetarget computer; it will boot normally.

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I decided to take my work flash drive home to work on a file. At home I saw that some weird files were on the flash drive and wouldn't delete, so I decided to save my files on my Mac and erase the USB flash drive. I selected the flash drive (by the way it's a 2 GB flashdrive) and I used the SECURITY OPTION 35 PASS ERRASE. Format: MS-DOS (FAT).
Everything was fine until I took my flash drive to work and plugged it on a Windows XP Computer and it appeared as Drive E I think and when I tried to open it it asked me to format it. I risked it and clicked OK and it said that I didn't have sufficient rights or something.
SUMMERY:
2 GB USB ERASED USING MAC DISSK UTILITY
EVERYTHING FINE UNTIL I PLUG IN THE FLASH DRIVE IN A WINDOWS
WINDOWS ASKS ME TO REFORMAT FILE
I PLUG IT INTO A MAC COMPUTER AT WORK AND IT DOES WORK
IF ANYBODY KNOWS HOW DO I FIX THIS THANKS?

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Use Mac External Hard Drive On Pc

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 3:47 PM