Format for usb drive?

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    rpg51

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    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?
     
  2. McGiord, Sep 6, 2013
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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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    McGiord

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    exFAT can do the trick
     
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    phoenixsan

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    For me

    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....:D

    :):apple:
     
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    rpg51

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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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