First a quick preamble so you know where I'm at. Leaving Windows XP (yay!) and moving to a Mac Mini. I'm getting the small HD (120 GB), which I will use principally for the OS and the aps. My data will all be on an external 500 GB MiniStack from OWC (via FW800). I will also get another external to use as a backup disk. I have 14,000 JPGs to move across. Since I have only one monitor and can only use one machine at a time, my plan was to move the JPGs from the WinXP machine (NTFS) onto the BACKUP drive. Then connect the backup drive to the MiniStack and move them across to it. (Don't want to connect the MiniStack directly to the PC because it's formatted to work with a Mac.) The question: is there a better way to move those JPGs across? Specifically, I'm wondering if there is anything I need to watch out for in the transition from a PC formatted drive to a Mac formatted drive. I know the two machines are basically compatible, but it's one thing to flip a couple of Word files back and forth and another thing to drag 14,000 JPGs! I'm worried that the Mac will do some weird stuff to the files that will end up making them slower to use on the Mac system or whatever. So? Am I doing it right?