Help Me Back Up My External HDD

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Feb 3, 2009
  1. science
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    Ok, so I am on a Macbook. I have a 250GB external HDD with 80GB of stuff stored on it. It is using NTFS, and Macs don't normally allow you to write to NTFS, but I installed some 3rd party drivers. The problem is that the drivers don't work so well. The thing keeps giving me errors. I don't need it in NTFS anymore, so I want to back up the stuff and format with the OS X file system. How could I go about doing this? I only have 30GB free on my Macbook.

    This is what I have available to me:

    1. School computers running windows with lots of free space that I could use to make the transfer
    2. My girlfriends Macbook with lots of free space

    What can I do? If I copy the files onto the windows computer (the HDD works fine with windows computers), how do I get them off? I can attempt to copy them to my GFs Macbook, but I don't know if it will stay connected. Also, she doesn't have the NTFS drivers, so I don't know if I will be able to copy the files off my HDD.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Eww. Thats a toughie. I'm going to think about this one for a bit and get back to you.
    My initial idea is a ton of blank DVDs and a high-level compression... but that takes a while. Lemme work this through my brain and see what happens. (9 out of 10 chance that my idea WILL involved pr0n in some way, so keep your eyes peeled! [​IMG])
     
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    Yep, you're right. I'm in the process of backing it up to my GF's Macbook. Thanks!

    And sorry to give you a headache WildWon! But this solution doesn't involve pr0n so you can still best it! [​IMG]
     

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