I am thinking about getting a miniMac and migrating all my stuff (Quicken, Office docs) to Mac because I want to spend more time messing with digital photos, scanned photos, videos from my camcorder, recording music - all the things that Mac software is supposed to be oh so good at. My Wintel motherboard is going out anyway. So I figured on having an external Firewire NTFS drive for the old stuff to move to the Mac. I don't feel like Bootcamp is my choice - I don't game, so I don't care about the 3d graphics. I think I want to use Parallels so I don't have to go and buy Office again. But have questions about the access to filesystems. I've read that OSX can read NTFS and read/write FAT32. Since Parallels is in a VM under OSX, is it also unable to write to NTFS ? Parallels runs in a different partition. But what I have read is not clear. Is it partioned memory ? Or does it use different disk partitions ? In other words, do apps running under Win2000 in Parallels have the ability to read/write files on the OSX formatted drive, or do they have to write to a NTFS or FAT32 partition on the drive ?