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Harddrive is not recognisable by both PC and MAC.. Its either one or the other..

\015 I have just purchased a Maxtor Basics 500mb External Harddrive.\015\012\015\012I plugged it into my PC (running XP) and XP found the drive and I was able to backup some files.\015\012\015\012I then plugged it into my iMac and it did not recognise it. I had to inform OSX to format it for the Apple which it did (which deleted the orignal PC files on it) and the Mac found it.. I then backed some files onto it.\015\012\015\012My issue now is that when I connect it to my PC it is not recognised as a drive...\015\012\015\012Arghhhh !! Can somebody please help.\015\012\015\012I need it to be able to be recognised by both my PC and iMac as an external harddrive as I use both..\015\012\015\012Can anybody please help... Thank you all in advance.\015

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Partition the drive into 2 250 Gig partions, Call 1 partition MAC and the other one name PC, for the apropriate partion on each machine
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