Hi all, throwing out a Hypothetical here to try and get a jump start on my new iMac next month. The setup I plan to run will be iMac 24" 2.93 4gb RAM + parallels & Windows 7 + a 1 TB external HDD I plan to partition a small amount of HDD just for Windows, but for the most of the time I will emulate rather than restart the computer. I currently own a Windows XP Laptop and have never owned or used a mac, therefor all my ideas from this point on are theory... the 1TB drive I own is what I currently use to house all of my media and documents - this is because of my intention to migrate over to mac in a month with little aggravation. I started using the HDD in FAT32 but was forced to reformat it to NTFS when it refused to keep my HD movies that were over 4Gb in size. When I get the iMac i understand that OSX will read but not write to the NTFS drive? If I emulate windows will that read the HDD no problem? And could it then be used to write to the drive? Does windows read HFS+ Do any of you have this situation and what do you do? I can empty the contents of the drive onto another drive and format my external HDD to any format, I just need to know what you all think is best?