I've been looking at the cheaper network hard disk boxes and all of them seem to be FAT32 only, not NTFS, which as far as I can tell means that there is a maximum partition size of 32gb without special software. I know that there are third party utilities for PCs that can format FAT32 hard disks to larger sizes, but will a disk formatted that way be readable from the mac, or across a network? If not, why are they advertising them as a useful storage solution?
The one that appeals if I could afford it is the Netgear Storage Central box, which comes with 2 x seagate 250gb for £180 inc VAT (in the current Misco flyer), or without drives for £70, and can allegedly hold up to 2 x 800gb. Anyone know how that one formats its disks? It's some sort of RAID controller, that's all I know. They don't say it's Mac compatible, though it's hard to imagine how it wouldn't be accessible since it's a network drive.http://www.misco.co.uk/productinformation/~104256~WW~/index.htm
Apologies for wasting everyone's time with this, but I'm anxious to avoid mistakes.