Let me start by saying that I have searched the internet and several forums but have read conflicting info, and most of it is a year old or so. Hence the new post... I currently have a Windows PC running Windows 7. I have a hard drive on the network - its a networked media tank, the HDX1000... essentially a knock-off of the Popcorn Hour - and the hard drive is formatted NTFS. I am able to use it as a networked storage drive for anything from music to photos to docs, and my PC "sees" it as the z-drive. I am thinking of getting a Mac - either the Mac Mini or the iMac, haven't decided, but leaning towards the iMac - anyway, I want to be able to put all of the files that are on my PC that I will want on my Mac (music, movies, photos, docs, etc) onto the above mentioned networked drive, then when I get my Mac, copy them from the networked drive to the Mac (for better performance rather than accessing them across the network all the time). Basically I want to use the networked drive as temporary storage to transfer the files from one computer to the other. Some posts seem to say that OS X Lion can read NTFS but not write to them, others say you need additional software. I am just barely tech savvy enough to get myself into trouble, but not out of it. And I want to make sure that the Mac will "play nice" with the network drive before dropping a thousand bucks on it and not being able to smoothly get my stuff from my PC to the new Mac. I could just hook up my PC's drive to the new Mac, but it is also NTFS so I will have the same problem. I've also read that Macs play nice with FAT32 drives out of the box. I don't suppose you can convert a drive from NTFS to FAT 32 without reformatting and loosing all data?