I just found myself in a situation that I never would have thought I’d find myself in. I’m the kind of Mac user that thinks I don’t need anything from Microsoft (wrong). I always choose to format my external hard-drives using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) even when I know that it would be “safe” to format on FAT32. Recently, I was traveling a few weeks ago and I met a good friend of mine that wanted me to share some of my files with him and vice versa. When I plugged in my hard drive, I could not transfer any of my files because it was locked. When I realized that his hard drive was formated to NTFS…well I just became sad. So back I went to http://google.com (like always) and here I found few options that helped me out, that I’d like to share with you.
Defragmentation!? I didn’t know that we had to do that with Mac, but if by any chance you feel like your Mac needs a defrag to make it run faster, you can check out iDefrag. This application will defragment your Hard Drive and optimize/improve the performance of your Mac. As I mentioned before, the blog Mac PowerPC is always looking for free/open sources of applications/programs/apps, but sometimes we can not be limited to just these, as running a PowerPC becomes a challenge and often the applications will cost extra money. If you want to have your system running to its full potential, you need to get the right software , to get the most out of the Mac PowerPCs. I recommend that everyone takes their time and download the demo version in order to make their own decision!