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Old October 5th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Copy files from Mac Pro to PC hard drive

I have a client where I need to put my Convergent Designs files I have converted from .MOV to MXF onto a PC hard drive. Is there software that lets me write onto a PC hard drive from my Mac Pro?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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Yes, there are a handful. Some are pay-ware and some are free but the task is easily accomplished either way, here's one example:

NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver
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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Robert I will check out NTFS-3G. Is that what you use.

Yesterday I also found Macdisk.com.
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Purchase an inexpensive external hard drive - open the Disc Utility app on your Mac - format the drive as MS-DOS file system.
You are now ready to transfer files back and forth between your Mac & PC with this external Hard Drive.

Good Luck!
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David,

Are you kidding it is that easy? Makes me feel pretty silly that I did not know that one, but always nice to learn something new every day.

Thank you!
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Purchase an inexpensive external hard drive - open the Disc Utility app on your Mac - format the drive as MS-DOS file system.
You are now ready to transfer files back and forth between your Mac & PC with this external Hard Drive.

Good Luck!
But note that there's a file size limitation of (I think) 4GB in FAT32 systems. That's not an issue most of the time, but with video files ...

Not a reason for not adopting this excellent suggestion - just something to watch for
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #7
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Thanks Nick I knew that one but it is important to put in the thread.

I will be transferring Convergent Designs Nano files that I convert from .MOV to .MXF and then put the files on the PC HD. Convergent Designs limits their file size to 3.5GB so there is not a problem with the FAT32 4GB limit.
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