Best format for AirPort Extreme USB Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by UtahWJR, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. UtahWJR macrumors member

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    I plan on connecting a miniStack V3 with a 1.0TB drive to my AirPort Extreme via USB. My network consists of both Mac's and Windows Vista (both 32 and 64 bit) machines connecting both direct and wireless to the AirPort.

    In the above configuration what would the best format for the miniStack be so I can access (both Read/Write) it from all machines on the network?

    Intent is to be able to share files between machines.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  2. anamznazn macrumors regular

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    FAT32 to read/write for both Mac and PC. The downside to it is that you can't have any file bigger than 4GB.

    NTFS to read/write for PC, read-only for Mac. With this, you can have file size bigger than 4GB.
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Wrong. You should do hfs+, through the airport you can read/write to that drive from absolutely any machine.
     
  4. Bravecat macrumors newbie

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    I formatted mine mac journaled. so long as its connected to your Airport Extreme, both Mac and Windows will be able to read and write to it. but if you connect directly no and again Fat 32 will be needed for both to read and write to your disc.
     

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