Thanks for the responses, so ideally in a Mac & PC environment, I should always format all drives to FAT32 to make sure that both PC AND Mac can read and write to anything and everything?
I'll know in the future that FAT32 is the way forward with both platforms in a setup
FAT32 has limitations on file sizes etc. I have a Buffalo NAS that uses some Linux disk format so that both OS X and Win can read/write to it. I suggest having a look at that. Sorry can't remember the name and am at work, so no access to the drive.
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