Hey everyone, I recently purchased a macbook pro (the october 2011 model), but since all my vst's and such are for PC, I'm running ableton live 8 on my Bootcamp (windows) partition, when it comes to producing music. I think I'll continue to do this for a while as I'm not having any problems, and I really can't be bothered changing everything to mac, and there are many plugins I use which are only compatible to windows. So now I want to get an external hard drive that I can constantly leave connected whether I'm in bootcamp or mac. On this hard drive I want to keep all my samples, and sample libraries for applications such as Kontakt and Nexus, but also all my music that I'll play in iTunes. So I want to be able to produce adequately with all of my orchestral sample libraries and such while in bootcamp, listen to iTunes etc, and while on mac I mainly just want it connected so that I can listen to the same iTunes library. If possible I want to be able to write from my mac partition as well. Ideally I want USB3.0, or at the very least firewire speed connection, because I think that with USB2.0 the data transfer won't be fast enough for when producing using Kontakt and such, but my mbp is not fitted with a usb3.0 port. What options do I have here? Also is it possible to sync the same group of music files on an external hard drive to my iTunes on my windows partition, and the iTunes on my mac partition? I know there are complications with access/reading/writing files from a mac/pc to a pc/mac formatted external hard drive, and I have heard there are several different methods around this. Given all my requirements and what I want to do with my mbp and external hard drive, can anyone give me any recommendations? I'm sorry this post is so convoluted and hard to understand, but it would be greatly appreciated if anyone can give me any advice, Thank you in advance!