PC ipod convert to mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by joe90, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. joe90 macrumors member

    joe90

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    #1
    Hi,

    i've got a 1st gen iPod for the PC (or 2nd gen iPod- not sure) and am switching now to a powerbook. will my ipod still be able to work with OS X or is there software i'll have to download to reformat it or something?

    cheers
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    #2
    It will work as is (without reformatting) because Mac OS X works just fine with FAT32 (Windows format) volumes. If you do want to reformat it as an HFS+ (Mac format) iPod, you can. The only advantage to doing that is slightly more space and faster mounting. Anyway, bottom line is, don't worry, it'll work just fine.
     
  3. lancerx78 macrumors newbie

    lancerx78

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    Another drawback to using a FAT32 volume iPod is that it does not support custom icons (when using the iPod as a storage device).
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    After your first sync think about redoing it as HFS+
    That way you don't loose music, and your iPod is faster. And its a 2G iPod if the scroll wheel is a trackpad but the buttons are physical, as well as those being the first to natively work with Windows.
     

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