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I have a 1 TB hard drive split in 4 partitions. When plugging in the HDD into my usual machine, the usb icon in the taskbar usually shows the 4 partitions as "subs" under the "Transcend Disk Drive" heading. On another computer, the usb icon in the taskbar only showed the "Transcend Disk Drive" heading but not the partitions. Additionally there were no disk ...


There might be 2 possible reason for this. First one is that Mac and Windows use different file systems. If you want to use an external HDD with both of them you should format it in FAT32. Another thing is that Windows 8.1 often has issues with the USB 3.0 drivers. Make sure you are connecting the HDD to a USB 2.0 port on the PC.

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