My Network Drive was fine storing images on my windows system; now I have gone over to an iMac and I can’t get the thing to work at all. I have done the following:
1. The Mac ‘saw’ the drive (but wouldn’t write to it) so I transfered all the files from it to the Mac HD.
2. I tried to use the Mac Disk Utility to make the drive useable with a mac but it was not recognised. I 'phoned Apple about this and they said Disk Utility won’t recognise Network Drives (or at least won’t work with them).
3. My only recourse was to try and use the WD installation disk and try to do something to enable the mac to write to it so I used ‘Set to Factory Defaults’ facility. This took three or four hours but got there in the end.
4. I have tried to write Pages files to it but it says there’s not enough disk space. (I remember seeing somewhere a figure of 3GB ‘usage’.
I want to format the **bleep** thing so the iMac can read and write to it, and use it for backup and images storage but don’t know what to do next.