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SSD transferred from Mac to Pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zeeslaughter, Sep 4, 2019.

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  1. zeeslaughter

    zeeslaughter Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2019

    I just spent tons of money downloading a lot of valuable sound samples and programs onto a 1tb Samsung SSD that was plugged into my iMac via USB/SATA cable. I bought a PC to run as a slave system and plugged the SSD into the motherboard.

    Now when I open my disc drive on the PC, it shows the disk as Disk 1, but has the mass of information as my Primary partition. only the Remaining area on my new SSD is marked as usable when I open up the File Folder for the new SSD. When it shows up under usable drives, it shows the SSD to be 128 gb rather than the full 981gb.
    When I right click on Disk 1 in the disk utitiliy, the only options are Delete Volume (which I don't wanna do because it has my files on it) or Help.

    How can I make the files from my old computer appear on the new one?
  2. lochlomonder


    Jul 24, 2015
    Did you format the drive on the Mac using exFAT? If not, I doubt Windows will be able to read the drive properly.
  3. Fireflycph


    Apr 1, 2016
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    If you didn't format the drive with the ExFat format, there are many options for s/w which can read it. The cheapest, this is free, has only a few features, and was the first one that popped up. Notice that I haven't tried this software myself and can't guarantee anything.

    Anyway, HERE is a link to it.
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