usb-hdd storage/suse

Hi to everyone, im new with suse and i have a big question. I have and external usb-hard drive (500gb) which i mainly use to store music, videos and other files, my question is: can I use the usb-hdd to store music, files, etc. and install suse on a different partition? also, will i be able to acces my music and files in both suse and windows?

Clarify please
Do you mean you want to install suse to a partition on the external HD? Or to a different HD

But either way, you can always access the files.

Just make sure that the drive or partition is fat32 or ntfs formatted.
Linux can read/write to windows partitions, but windows doesn’t recognise linux partitions.