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Old February 27th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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SSD not readble on Mac laptop ...

Hi all,

I have come away on location with my Ninja-2 and have been shooting all day, now I want to make a backup on a hard drive. I have plugged the SSD into the Atomos reader and then into my Mac laptop
(OS 10.5.8 Leopard).

A warning message comes up saying the 'disk you have interted cannot be read by this machine'.

Back at home I have a 15GB Mac Pro with Snow Leopard and the disk reader works without a hitch.

On the warning message in front of me I have 2 windows: Initialise / Ignore / Eject.

If I click on 'Initialise' then it takes me through to Disk Utility and clicking on both icons for the disk reader (see attachments), the root of the reader is ok but the disk within it, isn't.

The files on the SSD play back perfectly using the Ninja-2 itself but the computer can't see the disk reader. I cannot use 'repair disk' as in First Aid the options are not in operation.

Is this a Leopard thing or is the disk reader faulty?

I look forward to your replies ...

Stuart
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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Re: SSD not readble on Mac laptop ...

Is the SSD drive formatted in NTSC? Perhaps the older Leopard is unable to read it. Then you'd need a driver like Paragon's NTSC.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Re: SSD not readble on Mac laptop ...

Err, no.

I'm in Europe and I formatted the SSD on my Mac at home and each time I format it after use, I use the Ninja-2. As I did yesterday before setting out ...
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Re: SSD not readble on Mac laptop ...

He meant NTFS, a Windows partition format.

Try installing some updates on your Macs to see if the problem goes away. If not, it's that machine that has an issue with the Ninja. Could be that Leopard is too old.

I believe the Ninja uses exFAT.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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Re: SSD not readble on Mac laptop ...

Right, thanks. Now I get it.

I did a software update but nothing came up. Guess I'll carry on shooting as the files on the Ninja are still playable.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #6
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Re: SSD not readble on Mac laptop ...

I think you are going to need a OSX 10.6+ operating system minimum to read the drive. Your system is too old in your laptop but check with Atomos on their website.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 02:53 AM   #7
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Thanks Duncan. That would seem to be the most popular reason.
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