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    HFS+ mac formatted external drive recognition

    So, I used to use a Mac and have all my data stored on an external hard drive formatted with HFS+ or Journaled. Android doesn't seem to recognize it, and a google search brought no useful results. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot for any help!

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    I have done some pretty extensive testing, and the only formats that are recognized by the TF for external drives are FAT, FAT32 and NTFS. FAT is ancient so it should not be used. FAT 32 has a 4 GB individual file limitation. NTFS is the best to use, but natively OS X does not read it. You will need to install software on your Mac to make it read NTFS.

    I have not found any way to add a driver or app to make Android read other formats. It does not even read ex3 or ex4 formats done in Linux.


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    Ah, I see. Will have to think of something else then. Thanks for the info though!

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    Any other questions, let us know. Maybe next time it won't be such bad news!



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