I am looking into buying an 320GB/500GB external hard-drive and although there are several options out there I need something that can be used on a Mac & PC without any issues. I know a Fat32 format will make it compatible on both platforms, but I've heard that this may cause issues with the hard-drive later on. Also at one point I was setting up somebody's external HDD and I thought all it would be is plug & play but in fact the HDD had to be formatted and at that point I was told by the service rep that the HDD can only be used on one platform either a Mac or a PC even besides the fact that the box stated that it was Mac/PC compatible(although this was 2 years ago). I was interested in buying either the Seagate GoFlex FreeAgent Slim / Go Flex FreeAgent Pro as they claim to be cross platform friendly, but just by reading up online about them I have noticed a lot of people are having issues with these hard-drives. I was wondering if anyone knew of any hard-drives that can be used cross platform without any problems or if the SeaGate HDD's are a good choice?
Appreciate all the help I can get.
This post has been edited by staindromeo: 23 November 2011 - 09:47 PM