Good point, however...
I'm out of work and money is super tight for us.
I think 10.6 is Snow Leopard and I REFUSE to keep relearning operating systems. (I switched to Macs two years ago and it has taken me two years to get to where I can do everything and more on my Mac as on my PCs. There is no way I'm going through that again!!)
I've never tried what you're talking about. My personal recommendation is upgrading to 10.6, but if it's cost prohibitive you might try FAT32 instead of NTFS. Another quick google says that's the best (and really only) option, pre 10.6.
Let me know if you have more questions.
What are the Disk Limits and File Limits of using FAT32?
(I need to back up some raw audio files where the folders are several GB's, although I'm not sure any individual file is that big.)
I know that Paragon's NTFS for Macs was working on my MacMini and I believe on this MacBook before. It just seems temperamental at times?! :rolleyes:
What would happen if I took a different approach and formatted my external hard-drive as OS X-format and backed up my data?
Is there any way I could ever get that backup back on my Windows PC's to access the data?
Also, if I format my external drive to OS X-format, would that prohibit me from hooking that hard-drive back up to a PC and re-formatting it back to its original NTFS?
Since we are suffering from REALLY HARD financial problems these days, and since I had to put a lot of stuff in storage as we changed where we lived, I am living off this MacBook for now, and don't have access to a lot of my old computers and software. (Don't even know ehere the original Paragon CD is at?!)
I would hate to lose all my work for this e-commerce site, Sitepoint conversations, and my music if this MacBook crashed and before I can get back the good ole days (i.e. gainfully employed, with money, stuff out of storage, better computer set-up).
Does that make sense?
Any ideas to help me out?