Erasing Files Problem

Hello everyone.

I was given one of these for X-mas by my wife. The thing works perfect I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t have one. Anyway my problem is erasing files. I can’t ever erase them using the tool on the device. I run 2 Mac’s and 1 XP machine here. None of them will allow me to erase files they say they are in use. So my question is how do I remove files with out a quick format and refilling it? It’s nice to put all my dvd’s up in the attic. My HD is a WD SE 1tb just bought it last week. It’s the USB 3.0 one being used at 2.0. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Now I seem to be having problems adding any files at all to it on my Mac’s but it seems to work OK on my PC depending on the files. I’ll get it’s busy or some other random error. I did a complete NTSC format before I used the drive a few days ago when I bought it this is all new. Again it’s a WD 1tb portable SE drive. I do use the eject button to remove my drive from the Live HD player.

How bout some information on your exact setup…

What kind of Mac…

 CPU, RAM, OS all the good stuff

I’m using a 17" Macbook Pro dual 2.93Ghz with 4 gigs of RAM, and runniung Leopard 10.5.8 and I’m not having any trouble. What I originally did was format my external Hard drives to FAT 32 and then quickly realized that I would be limited to a 4 Gig file size. That isn’t an option with HD video…

Here is the solution for you… The problem is your Mac doesn’t like the NTFS file system very much. Here is a link to a program that will allow you to read/write/copy/delte using that file system from your mac. It also adds on to your disk utility so you can format drives to NTFS as well…

Here is the link to the program… http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/   BTW - it’s free…

Just install it… Restart your computer… Re-format the drive using your mac… and away you go. I’m watching HD .iso files with full DVD menue navigation right now… It works great… Also here is a link to a great program for ripping DVD’s with the full menu, etc… so you can watch them on the WD Live hub as well.

http://www.applemacvideo.com/dvd-copy-mac/dvd-to-iso-mac.html 

That isn’t free, but it does have a free trial that lets you check it out first. The program only costs 30 bucks.