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Going between PCs and MACs.

Are you able to transfer between PCs and MACs with the drive without losing any data?

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What drive are you speaking about.
PCs and Macs (assuming you are speaking about a PPC architecture machine-- older-- not the newer dual core Intel processor machines capable of running Windows) run on different code due to the different fundamental architecture of their respective central processing units (CPU's). PC software will not run on Macs and vice versa. Exceptions to this rule would be software written using a platform independent language such as Java (open office is an example of such software).
That said, you can transfer any data that you have on your PC to the drive on your Mac. Unless you have an Intel dual core chip, however, or the software is written in Java or the like, it will not run on your Mac. It will just sit there, nicely stored, waiting for you to transfer it to a machine that can understand it.

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