Portable hard drive for use on both Mac and PC?

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Portable hard drive for use on both Mac and PC?
May 3, 2013

My friend and I will be traveling Scotland taking lots of photos. She has an Apple laptop and I have only a PC at home. When I fill SD cards at the end of each day  the idea is for my friend to download the files from my SD cards  via her laptop onto a portable hard drive. That much is simple enough.

However to retrieve the files I will need to plug the portable drive into my PC when I get home. Is it possible to use the same portable hard drive on both systems without having to reformat and losing the images stored there?

My friend suggests I buy a Seagate as she thinks it will work on both Mac and PC but is not at all  certain about this.  Any help will be much appreciated.

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David, an Australian living in the Highlands of Scotland a few months each year.

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