are mac External hd's in FAT32 format?

February 1, 2010 at 10:34:07
Specs: Windows 7
are mac External hd's in FAT32 format when bought?

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March 18, 2010 at 12:11:23
Macintosh HD's are formatted in HFS+, HFS+ J, or UNIX file system.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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March 22, 2010 at 02:33:31
No, but Mac's can read/write to that file system so if you had a HDD formatted in FAT32 attached to the Mac via an external connection it should still recognise it.

I believe only NTFS is a problem for Macs. Later versions of OS X can read an NTFS formatted drive but not write to one.

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