Fast External HD Format Type

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Codeseven, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to use a fast 300GB WD VelociRaptor HD in an e-SATA enclosure connected to my MBP via a Merax e-SATA Xpress XpressCard/34 for moving large audio file drum software during live play.

    I know FAT32 wont work because of it's 4gig file limitation and stability issues (file corruption). I could use the more modern and stable NTFS but that would require using something like NTFS-3G or Paragon to allow OSX to recognize it but I'm worried about slower performance going that route.

    Would using the OSX native HFS+ format give me the performance and large file size usage I need? Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes, that's what HFS+ is there for. Just don't use the Journaled option, as that might slow down things a bit (with external drives).
     
  3. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Spinnerlys. How do I avoid it being Journaled? Will it be a format option if I use the disc utility?
     
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    As you see, there are several options.

    Mac OS Extended (not journaled and not case sensitive) is the way to go.
     
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