OS X :: Snow Leopard - How To Change Hard Drive Size To Base 2

Aug 28, 2009

I am already aware that Snow Leopard reports hard drive sizes in base 10 and not base 2.

I'm not here to argue about proper use of SI unit prefixes, the HD manufacturer marketing cabal that reports base 10 and not base 2 sizes on the box or the merits of gibibytes vs gigabytes or GiB vs GB.

I'm just asking for a way to change the size reporting back to base 2.

I haven't yet found a way to change it back here in the forums or on Google and only a few others have asked in other threads.

I figured that making a new thread would be helpful for people who just want a solution instead of arguing about base 10 vs base 2 and having to dig through other threads full of that.

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Jun 18, 2010

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Jun 27, 2012

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Feb 17, 2009

I have a Windows PC (w/ Vista Home Premium) and a new 15" MacBook Pro. Just bought the new Airport Extreme Wireless Base Station. Installed Airport software on the PC. Works great. Macbook works great for surfing the internet on both.

I have a WD 120GB Passport USB hard drive I want to share on the base station. I know it is designed for this.

Here is the problem:

I plug the USB hard drive in the base station and it starts flashing yellow. If I check Airport with my PC or Mac it says there is a drive error. The Hard drive is formatted for NTFS.

I think a base station can not read a NTFS format correct??? If not and I have to format the drive for a MAc as NFS Journaled than how is the PC going to be able to read it???

Is it possible for a Mac AND a PC to share files off of the drive???

I called Apple tech support and the guy I spoke to had no idea about drive formats at all. He was worthless.

Apple advertises this base station for a Mac AND a PC.

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What do I need to do to make it work???

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Sep 8, 2009

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Sep 5, 2009

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Jan 24, 2010

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Mar 8, 2012

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Jun 29, 2009

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Mar 21, 2009

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Aug 25, 2009

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Sep 3, 2009

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