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how should i format my external hard drive (disk utility)

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I want to be able to copy all my media from my mac hard drive to my external so that when i run boot camp I can access all of my media on my external and play it in windows. Is this possible?
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yes..
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wow thats a really use full answer....thanks so much for answering my question.

could someone explain to me how do to this? im not sure which format to make my external etc. I want to read it in windows so i cant format it to the mac format, but if i do that i cant write to it so i dont know what to do.
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wow thats a really use full answer....thanks so much for answering my question.

could someone explain to me how do to this? im not sure which format to make my external etc. I want to read it in windows so i cant format it to the mac format, but if i do that i cant write to it so i dont know what to do.

You can either do it in two ways.

The first is to format it using HFS+ and when running Windows using Macdrive; the alternative is to format it using Fat32.

If you go Fat32, I have found the performance with Mac OS X pretty average - but the flip side if you go HFS+, MacDrive will set you back a few bucks.

In the end, I went with HFS+ and bought MacDrive, works wunderfully with Vista and XP.
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