OK, here's a workflow wrinkle that must be solved.
The MacBook reads all my Windows formatted portable hard drives (except for the Drobo) just fine. The opposite is not true.
I just formatted a 160gb portable drive (I have scads of these) on the Mac, then transferred a bunch of RAW files to it. I plugged it into the Windows machine, which did not recognize it as a formatted drive.
I know just enough to be confused. That supposedly if I formatted as FAT32 there would be no problem. But I don't appear to have that option in either XP or OSX.
I imagine there is some third party software that will solve this for me. Suggestions please?