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Old Jul 10, 2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Windows iPod on a Mac?

I just received a Windows iPod photo (HP for Windows) and before I open the package I want to know if I can reformat the iPod to work on my Macs (I do not have a PC)
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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No need to reformat, it should work on a Mac without hassle.
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thank you!

I was concerned when I only saw Windows info and requirments on the packaging and thought this was a throwback to the old Windows OR Mac ipods. I admit I am not very "Mac savvy" even though I have 5 Macs.
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I was concerned when I only saw Windows info and requirments on the packaging and thought this was a throwback to the old Windows OR Mac ipods. I admit I am not very "Mac savvy" even though I have 5 Macs.
Thanks for the reply.
Those could work on either as well, really. Just had to re-format. Well, except for the first-gens, but that's only because there was no software written to interface with them. I believe you can reformat those for FAT and use them just fine with Windows these days as well.

I don't know if it's the placebo effect, but the iPod seemed to transfer files faster over FireWire on the Mac when formatted as HFS+ instead of FAT. However, if you need to connect it to both platforms for any reason, FAT's the way to go.
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