I would like to have here a good discussion for using exFAT vs NTFS on mac. We live in a 'windows' world, so cross-platform compatibility for our usb flash disks and hard disk, is essential. After many years of using ntfs formatted disks (except mac internal hd - and my backup external hard disk - hfs), I am considering of migrating to exFAT for the first time. But I need opinions, experiences, and thinking about it. I fed up to set up paragon ntfs or tuxera, every single time mac os is upgraded to a major new version, every year. I would like to have a native support for read/write ntfs disks for use with windows machines, but only if this is reliable. But in macs you have to always rely to a third-party driver. I use to believe that ntfs is something somehow more stable than exFAT. But this was rather for previous years, yes or no? Is this still valid now, regarding use of exFAT disks in our macs? First of all, I want stability, and a reliable file system, away from reading/writing problems, compatibility problems, etc. Secondly it could be a matter of speed. I want a exFAT disk written in mac, to be used in pc, and vice versa, with no problems. In any case, from the moment that ntfs is not natively support writing in mac and we have to depend on third-party solutions, if exFAT handling and writing is a mature solution in mac os now, maybe it is time for the transition. If it is indeed a native capability without problems, maybe it is possibly the way to go. I wait for your experiences, opinions, advice.