? There is a common query among users that though Windows formatted iPod is usable with Mac and Windows systems both, why there is a need that you need to make it Mac formatted. However, the Mac formatted iPod are only usable with Mac operating system and not with Windows. So why to get separated off from this advantage? Actually, there are few particular reasons with regard to which, Mac users will want to change their Windows formatted iPod, enlisted below: ? ??????????? As compared to Windows iPod, on Mac systems, Mac iPod will give faster mounting and unmounting options. So, performance will increase, if you have Mac formatted iPod on Mac systems. This can be attributed to different corresponding file systems of these iPods. ??????????? Due to the limiting file size while transferring the data through iPod in Win tted iPod, the Mac formatted iPod is considered better. For example, FAT32 can't transfer files, larger than 4GB. ??????????? Except for iPod Shuffle, the Windows iPod firmware updating is not possible without restore on Mac. ? So, if these issues matter you, then you are recommended to change your Windows formatted iPod to Mac. This will make your iPod a true Mac machine. But how? ? Actually, Apple helps you in this regard. This gives you iPod Software Updater 1.3.1, which you need to download, available in different generations. For changing, just install it on Mac system and connect your Windows formatted iPod via FireWire port and then run the software and then select restore. ? Restore comprises formatting process and therefore do care of the important data. iPod disk is f relevant music files, documents and other important stuff, so don't let it go anyway. Backup all the important data unless to fall for ? If you lease backup or realize data's importance after restore, don't worry as iPod data recovery software will help. These are the utilities, providing data recovery iPod through the effective scanning algorithms. Using these iPod recovery applications, you can get back all what have got lost. ? Stellar Phoenix iPod Recovery is the ultimate application to gain iPod data recovery at the best. The application is available for data recovery Ipod for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Recognizing, each type of file and applicable in each data loss situation, this iPod recovery tool proves as the real help.