However there are software utilities that will allow you to view, and probably read/write to the drive, while connected to a Mac.
Google will help you find one. I use MacDrive software to do the reverse (read Mac HFS drives on my Windows PC). Apparently Paragon Software is okay and does what you need. http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
Also if your Acer is a Windows machine, and it gives you that error message, it must be very old and only have USB 1.1 support. Is it an old Windows XP laptop? Has XP been updated with all patches, as that may help. But it may not either. Theorectically any USB 2.0 drive connected to a USB 1.1 port should work, as they are usually backward compatible, but some early USB implementations were pretty dodgy.