I'm in the process of cleaing up my broken monitor windows latop in preperation of switching to a macbook around christmas. I'm currently backing up all my files, photos, and documents about 200 gigs worth to a external hard drive. Then I got to thinking is this even going to work? I think I remember reading something about having to format specifically to the apple platform, so if this is the case and I can't back up to my hard drive and then plug it into the mac and transfer, what would be the best option? I'm planning on back everything up to dvds, just didn't want to do it right now, but if I have to back up to dvd then upload to the mac I will. So any site will be very helpful. Thank you.