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Moving mp3s and photos from external hd to new mac

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My PC was struck by lightning, i am replacing it with a mac, but i still have my pc's backup external hd (which i have tested and works fine on another pc).

It's a 2tb western digital formatted in ntfs and 90% of what is on it is jpg pics and mp3 songs (not itunes stuff just cds i ripped to mp3).

I haven't got the mac yet (about to order), but will I be able to still access view listen to those files off that external drive on the mac or will I have to do some sort of "conversion" to the drive or to the files?

Thanks, sorry for such a newbie question, i did search a bit but wasn't finding exactly what I was asking about.

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Thanks on that, since I still have pcs in the house ill probably dump the files to the mac, then format the drive in fat32, then move them back as a backup option.

I have another 2tb i haven't used yet so I will dedicate that as storage on the mac and format it accordingly (not even sure which method as I haven't got my mac yet).

I read something about that time capsule thing sounded pretty cool, I might have to check into that soon after getting the mac.
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