Best format for my USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mfacey, Jan 17, 2005.

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    mfacey

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    #1
    I just recently purchased a 256 MB Sandisk Cruzer USB2 Flash drive. I was wondering what the best format is for such a device. I will be doing a lot of work on both macs and windows machines with the device.

    Its current format is MS-DOS File System. Is this the best option for what I want to use it for?


    Thanks!
     
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    robbieduncan

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    London
    #2
    Leave it as it is. Window cannot read native Mac OS formats (HFS, HFS+) and OSX cannot write to NTFS. Fat-32 is the best option in a mixed OS environment as almost everything can read/write it.
     

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