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Hi Guys.
I have a problem with my iPod 60 (G5). I use it as an external HDD. with macs it connects perfectly.. but when I connected it to PC. Windows asked me if I liked to format the iPod. and I don't know what to do. I want it be universal for all kinds of OS.
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PC's can't read Mac formatted disks. If you want it to work across both platforms you need to format it on the PC (you will lose everything on it)

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PC's can't read Mac formatted disks. If you want it to work across both platforms you need to format it on the PC (you will lose everything on it)
er... it sucks... and If I format it on PC, Will it be connected to Macs?
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er... it sucks... and If I format it on PC, Will it be connected to Macs?
Yes. Macs can read drives formatted for either OS X or Windows, but Windows can only read Windows formatted drives and not OS X formatted drives.

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Yes. Macs can read drives formatted for either OS X or Windows, but Windows can only read Windows formatted drives and not OS X formatted drives.
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By the way, I don't know if this is true for iPods as well, but for normal external hard drives, you will find that the read/write is performance between the Mac and the iPod is significantly better if you leave the iPod formatted for Mac vs. Windows. Do you REALLY need to use an iPod for this purpose? If so, be prepared for a potential slow down.

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By the way, I don't know if this is true for iPods as well, but for normal external hard drives, you will find that the read/write is performance between the Mac and the iPod is significantly better if you leave the iPod formatted for Mac vs. Windows. Do you REALLY need to use an iPod for this purpose? If so, be prepared for a potential slow down.
The Problem: I live in Russia.. and almost all my friends (except 2) have PCs and run Win.... so smtimes I have a need to take smth from theirs PCs... and now I'm hestitatin... I dont want my iPod slowed down.))
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