extreme mac noob question v. using old hard drive

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  1. frostedfrank

    frostedfrank OT Supporter

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    I am looking at laptops and the MBP 15" is seems extremely interesting to me. I have zero mac knowledge pretty much and I was wondering if my old external hard drive with music/vids/docs etc. (basicly just a storage hdd) will be just plug and play usb with a mac too? no mac formating and all that crap cause I still want to use it to share files with pcs
    Thanks:)

    and if you guys convince me to go mac, you better be ready to answer a shitload of questions I warn you. Windows has not many secrets for me but osx on the other hand well it's pretty, yeah it's about as much as I know about it.
     
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    what format is the external drive in?

    If it is FAT32 it will work perfectly. i think FAT32 is one of the only ones that is both readable and writeable from both WINDOWS and MAC.

    and btw. i have a 15" mbp. its the best computer i've ever owned :bowdown:
     
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    I don't remember if I partitioned it NTFS or FAT32 but I am guessing NTFS. (not on computer now) if NTFS means I'll have to do some major backuping to reformat. but once in FAT32 there should be no problem?
     
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    won't be any problem after its FAT32
     
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