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Old Sep 6, 2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Format for usb drive?

I have a large external ssd drive that I want to use to make occasional copies of data from a windows computer system at work for use on my macs at home. What is the best format to use for the external drive?
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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FAT32

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/09/19/mac-1...-flash-drives/

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Old Sep 6, 2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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If you need to save single files with more than 4GB then your best bet is to use NTFS and buy paragon NTFS for OSX
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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exFAT can do the trick
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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exFAT or NTFS ( if have the time or the money to get it right in the Mac).....No 4 GB limit is a big plus....

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Thanks -

Great forum - you all have given me the info needed to make the decision. Huge help.
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