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Old 06-01-2004, 05:52 PM
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Differences between PC and Mac hard disk formats

Im using my 3G ipod on my ibook and just realised that my dad's PC computer also has a firewire port but i realise that the PC won't read the ipod because the ipod is formatted in the mac sty-lee. But if i 'restore' the ipod to be the pc format, is there any difference in the different hard disk formats? i'm sure i heard from somewhere that slightly less space is available to you if you format it in the PC format.

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Old 06-02-2004, 08:18 AM
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You could use something like MacDrive or X-Play (which incorporates MacDrive) to allow your PC to read the Mac formatted iPod.



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Old 06-02-2004, 08:59 AM
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BUT a pc formatted iPod CAN be read/used on a Mac, right? just wanna know cause I have a pc desktop but recently bought a PB and will be using the iPod with the PB very soon (as soon as I get it, COME ON FRIDAY!).



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Old 06-02-2004, 12:58 PM
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I just tried to do this yesterday, since I was wondering the same thing. I formated my iPod on my pc and then selected manual update and now I can use the iPod on both my Mac and PC and put song on it with both. I also use iSync to update my calenders and address book on the mac this way.
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I also used a friends ibook to try out putting music on, it worked fine, but can i use icalender and sync it with my ipod as well?





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Old 06-03-2004, 04:46 PM
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I have the same question as above... I am about to switch from using a PC to a Mac. I have a 2G Windows formatted iPod. Will I be able to transfer my music to my new Mac without first reformatting the iPod? Or will I have to reformat (hence erase the iPod) before I can transfer songs between the iPod and Mac?



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