Thanks, but can you explain why I would want to format HFS+J instead of FAT32?
As much as I like Apple products, I don't like the thought of getting locked into everything Apple.
I would like to be able to plug in my external hard drive to a Mac or PC and be able to view the pictures and videos stored on it.
Also, I have a few hundred home videos and several thousand pictures on a FAT32 external hard drive - can I move them to my new external hard drive if it's formatted HFS+J? It's probably a dumb question, but I don't really understand file storage systems much at all.