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Originally Posted by Tbone View Post
I've got a WD Passport external hd and it is formatted to work with both mac and pc. I know the HP unit I had wasn't though. I think the FAT32(?) works with both
FAT32 does indeed work with both, but I believe Time Machine requires an HFS+ partition. You could always put multiple partitions on one big disk - one for Time Machine and the other for compatibility amongst multiple PCs.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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