Mac vs PC formatting for iPod...Pros? Cons?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by JesterJJZ, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    I'm about to get a new iPod, my first new iPod since the original. I have my old one formatted for PC so I can use it on both platforms. Is there any benefit of formatting it on mac only? Speed increases? Any cons on going the PC format again?

  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i find the mac formatted one gets recognized faster than the fat32 when connected to mac.

    also i had my ipod stolen so the lucky guy better have a mac to pull my data off and songs. comforting since i had an application that had ALL of my personal info in it. glad it wasn't windows formatted for that to say the least as it provides some protection
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    A PC formatted iPod can be read on both Macs and PCs, while a Mac formatted iPod can only be read on Macs (3rd party software not taken into account).

    However, a PC formatted iPod can only be updated in Windows, and a Mac iPod in Mac OS X.

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