short version … mac-osx does not read fat32 usb-drive.
read below for extrapolation.
32GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB (SATA-II 3.0Gb/s))
mac-osx won’t read 32gb sandisk cruzer-glide …
had worked great … could play music on usb-drive in my car … could read/write both mac/pc platforms … the world was good.
two days ago, tried copying a 4.2gb file to the usb … fat32 cannot cope with anything above 4gb. the way around that was to convert fat32 to ntfs … used command-line for the conversion. usb now was using ntfs and had no problem with the 4.2gb file.
one day ago, tried playing music on usb-drive in my car … wouldn’t work. i reasoned to myself the drive needed to be converted back to fat32 as original.
researching this … easy converting fat32 to ntfs … slightly more challenging other way around. internet stated two options: either reformat … or use third-party conversion tool. so, i chose “Convert NTFS to FAT32” software by macrorit … and the conversion was successful. afterward, checking pc “properties” … stated the file-system was now back to fat32 (as original). also … usb-drive played music in my car. once again … the world was good.
however … now, when trying to access files on mac-osx … error appears “the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer”.
so … in the beginning, cruzer-glide (fat32) could read on mac-osx … and now it does not.
• haven’t noticed sandisk offering driver downloads for their usb-devices … so, guess i cannot go back to original state with software that came with the usb?
• i could probably reformat the usb-drive completely … but that would wipe out the security programs that came with the device.
• exfat … would that be an option?
p.s. i have not utilized the secure-access pw stuff … so there should be no interference with that.
p.p.s. i do have speccy … in case you require add’l specs.