Boot Camp Format

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by apthai, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. apthai macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2008
    I recently purchased a MacBook (Early 2008). I'm thinking about running Boot Camp with WinXP cause that will then allow me to get rid of my windows laptop.

    When I started the Boot Camp Assistance and it restarted I was presented with an option about how I want to format my drive.

    FAT (Quick)
    Leave current drive

    Which option is best? I know that if I leave it at FAT, I'll beable to access the windows partition in OSX? But isn't NTFS a better format for Windows?

    I'm not too sure what to choose so any opinion or facts about each would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    FAT has problems with file sized approaching and exceding 4GB, but for most applications, that isn't a big deal. Also, NTFS is a journaled file system, but again, not a big deal. I'd go with FAT, just to have the flexability of getting stuff off of my Windows partition whenever I needed it.

  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Me id go NTFS and install either MacFuse or Paragon

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