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Offline Blzproductions

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USB Hard Drive Issue
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:41:29 AM »
Hi All

I have a WD 1TB hard drive that I'm trying to set up so that I can use it on both my OS9 machine and on my OSX10.7.5 machine.

It's formatted as EXFAT with a single partition, but when connected to the OS9 machine it says it doesn't recognise it, and wants to format. Not a problem as it's a blank drive currently.
BUT...
when I ask it to format, it says it can't as the disk is locked.

Two questions I guess...

1) Do I need to partition the drive so that the OS9 can se it properly

2) How do I "unlock" a drive that OS9 thinks is locked (It's not locked when using it with OSX)

I'm sure these kinds of things have been discussed before.
I just tried searching the forum for info , and didn't come up with anything relevant.
If I had time to trawl I would search some more, but work is calling.
Any help most appreciated :)

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Re: USB Hard Drive Issue
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 12:53:23 AM »
had that with an SSD recently. any mac would refuse to see it because it was encryptet and locked (obviously some linux or windows shit). i had to reformat it using windows - then suddenly it worked everywhere.
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Re: USB Hard Drive Issue
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 03:31:58 AM »
Nothing against IIO and his Windoze solution,
but you might first attempt reformat via OS X
just in case no Windoze machine is readily available to you.

AND... a 1TB USB drive on an OS 9 machine with USB 1.0 transfer rates?
Will it even recognize or actually see 1TB?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 04:34:02 AM by FdB »
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Re: USB Hard Drive Issue
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 06:10:22 AM »
oh, i missed his notes that it is visible in OSX.

yeah, the case should be exchanged with something useful like firewire^^
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
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Offline Blzproductions

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Re: USB Hard Drive Issue
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 09:17:33 AM »
Ah yes, I'd forgotten it's only USB 1.1

Hmmm, I'll see if I've got a different caddy that'll take the drive that has Firewire.

OK, will format in windows and see how it behaves.

Want to use it as a sample library between my writing machine (OSX Laptop), and production machine (OS9.2 with PT MIX), so USB 1 will be painful.

Thanks guys