Here's the link craigevil was talking about
but for some reason are read only.. is this because they're fat32? if i created a ntfs partition would it help?
No, they are by default read-only, even if they were a Linux type filesystem. Moreover, a NTFS partition should not be mounted as writeable unless you know what you're doing. But you can try it this way, assuming the harddisks are hda and hdb:
mount -t vfat -o users,umask=000 /dev/hda /mnt/hda
mount -t vfat -o users,umask=000 /dev/hdb /mnt/hdb
You may tinker with the umask settings if you want.