ipod formatting

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Hi, I'm about to get a new 20 gig ipod. If I want to be able to use it on my mac, and my friends PC, should I format it to ms-dos as soon as I get it? Will this allow both computers to recognize the disk? In formatting it to ms-dos, will that make it have larger block sizes, therefore having less efficient storage than HFS+. Thanks for the help.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Moving to Digital Hub...
  • Reply 2 of 4
    You can safely format it as Windows format (FAT32), it can still be recognized in OS X. The only "issue" is that you lost the ability to boot OS X off from the iPod.



    My 3G iPod was originally a Mac version. I reformated it to Windows version and I use it as an external hard drive and move files around my PC at work and iBook at home.



    Best Regards,

    Andy

    www.wookieweb.com
  • Reply 3 of 4
    cool, thanks for the info. Another question, how useful are the dock and the wired remote?
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Frankly, both wired remote and the dock is not useful to me. The lack of a mini LCD display in the wired remote makes it less useful to me.



    For the Dock, the only advantage is the line-out.



    Best Regards,

    Andy

    www.wookieweb.com
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