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marklight
May 27, 2008, 05:17 PM
So I have an external drive right now that is formatted for mac, and I have a few files that are over the 4GB mark: they're anywhere from 4-6 GB. They play just fine to problems whatsoever.

Would these files work on a hard drive thats formatted for windows (NTFS) ?



nittany
May 27, 2008, 06:52 PM
An analogy might help.

Does a bottle of Coke taste/work differently if you move it from a Traulsen to a Whirlpool? No.

Don't confuse the container with the content. For the most part, files are files.

There are, however, a few file naming conventions that don't work the same on OS X v. Windows. http://www.portfoliofaq.com/pfaq/FAQ00352.htm seems to cover the topic, but a little Googling might help you find even more useful information.

marklight
May 27, 2008, 08:31 PM
I should be more descriptive about my concern- i thought there might be a problem since the files were greater than 4 GB - and I didn't know if maybe the mac file system- and a mac computer could handle those files better than a windows system- that say isn't 64 bit.

nittany
May 27, 2008, 11:12 PM
I should be more descriptive about my concern- i thought there might be a problem since the files were greater than 4 GB - and I didn't know if maybe the mac file system- and a mac computer could handle those files better than a windows system- that say isn't 64 bit.

I think this will answer your questions... http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm