exFAT and HFS+ on HD Video Playback

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fromcristobal, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. fromcristobal macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2011
    I've been trying out both formats on a 500 Gb external disk using USB 2.0 playing 720p and 1080p .mkv movies. Nevertheless I haven't done any benchmarks, I've noted that the playback is extremely faster and smoother using exFAT, even when mirroring the video on an external Full HD display.

    Considering HFS+ is the native OSX file system, wouldn't It be more logical that the performance was better using that file system format instead of using a Windows file system?

    Just trying to clear my head after getting a 2 TB external disk.
  2. fromcristobal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2011
    Nothing to help there. I know that exFAT is proprietary and Microsoft still doesn't release the full specification table.

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