question bout moving to mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by billyjoegibsonx, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    i have an ipod classic 80gb

    i've used it on my windows pc all the time

    and i'm just wondering when i get my first mac will it still work ? or will i have to restore it ? Won't be a problem if i have to as i'll have all my music already on itunes waiting to be synced :)

    thank you
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Most likely you have to since Windows formats it as NTFS which is incompatible on Mac OS X. And vice versa, OS X formats it as HFS+ which is incompatible on Windows.
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Yeah you will, not a big deal it takes only a few minutes.

    There are some good articles on Apple's website if you have any questions about moving your music to your new Mac.
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You can transfer music to it regardless of whether its Mac or PC formatted. The only thing you will have some issues with is that if you want to install a software update for the iPod it will have to be on the computer that you set it up with unless you restore the iPod which WILL clear the data on it.

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