Hi all, I am going to get an MBP 17" in 1 month time (first Mac) and I would like to get an external hard drive for backup & media storage. My media files are on a desktop PC and, as I am also about to move to a different country, it would be ideal for me to do the following: 1) get the external drive and transfer files from PC to the drive now 2) take it with me and connect it to MBP when I get the Mac As mentioned, I have never owned a Mac and all the stuff I find on the internet relates to transferring files from PC to Mac. Is it possible to transfer those files to the Mac drive "in absence" of the MBP? What about formatting issues? Also, I have read on this forum that people generally suggest deleting the backup software on external drives, as OS X takes care of it pretty well. Should I do that on first connection of the drive (i.e. upon connecting it to PC ) or when I connect it to the MBP? Thanks!