I have been lurking these forums for the past 6 months, and finally decided I would post the question I haven't been able to find an answer to. I have ordered a BTO rMBP and just wanted some concrete answers before it arrives to start setting it up. Thanks in advance if anyone can help. Background: I am a CompSci student who will be using some windows programs due to school, but I want to do everything I can to avoid it. For situations when I need to run windows I have decided to just use parallels because at most I would be using visual studio(no gaming). I will be using an external for my Virtual Machine(which i know u have to keep the 400mb part of parallels but u can put the rest on an external device). Question : I pretty much want my mac to have no problem reading/writing files between the OS's so I am going to invest in Paragon NTFS. If i format my external hard drive NTFS will I be able to pretty much drag and drop files between my VM and OSx, and if not what are some options I would have to do so? Sorry for the newb question lol this will be my first mac product other than an iPhone! Thanks!