Tiger and NTFS and FAT32

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Temujin, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    I'm aware that Apple cant write to NTFS formatted harddrives, only read.

    But as far as im informed FAT32 can't handle files exceding about 4 gb. Am I wrong? If no what do you guys do when screwing around with large video files?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    One uses HFS+ formatted drives. It works well since that is Apple's default disk format.
     
  3. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it supported by both Windows and Mac?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No.

    But I guess ... okay, forgive me if I'm saying the patently obvious. If you have a drive sitting around, like a USB drive, there is no one disk format you can use that handles large files without problems, etc, and is read/write mountable on both PCs and Macs, as far as I know.

    But if a drive in either NTFS or MacHFS+ is mounted on a computer and shared (served) by that computer across a network, then there is no issue -- Windows PCs can read/write to MacHFS+ disks that are being served by a Mac and Macs can read/write to NTFS disks that are being served to them by Windows.
     
  5. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanx
     

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