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If you format that drive to FAT-32 you will be limited to a single file size of around 4 GB. That means you will be unable to store movies or large videos to the drive. Either leave it NTFS or format it to HFS+. Of course either way you will need a third party driver to be able to use it both for your PC and Mac.

You didn't say which OS X you're using... Snow Leopard has a built in capability to read and write to NTFS but it's not turned on by default. It must be turned on via a Terminal command or another application called "ntfsMounter".

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