heres what i'd like to do, i end up going over my friends and other people's house's alot to fix they're windows systems (go figure!) a lot of them do not want to give up precious data and they dont do regular backups. in the past, i've brought over my computer, taken out they're drive(s) and transferred what i've needed from that drive to my computer, then reinstalled windows and transferred the data back. i have to do this, because most of the time they're drive is really bad and won't boot, even when you try to repair windows with the windows disk and repair center. what i'd like to do is get an iBook or even a mac mini, buy an ide to usb adapter and plug that in to the mac, then go through the crapped out drive and retrieve whatever i need. possible? i don't think macs will read ntfs partitions, even if they are through usb, anyone try anything like this?