Format HDD to exFAT possible now??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wickedny5, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. wickedny5 macrumors member

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    Now that exFAT is supported in 10.6.5, can I reformat my HDD for better performance?? i have the Hitachi 500GB @7200 RPM that ships with the MBP
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    For running Mac OS X on it?

    If that is the case, better leave it at Mac OS Extended (HFS+).
     
  3. wickedny5 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea from what I've read and heard, exFAT file structure is much faster than other formats. I was thinking of reformatting the MBP HDD where mac osx is installed. I have 1TB external where I can do a backup just incase anything goes wrong.. I just want to know if its possible and if I would gain performance in doing so.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    exFAT is a crappy format for digicam cards. It is not for "large" disks because it's not journaled.
     
  5. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

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    Just because OSX supports it, it does not mean you can install a system on it. Therefore, I believe you are not able to do that.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Where exactly have you read and heard this?

    There are some advantages to using exFAT on very large sdxc and USB flash drives, but I wouldn't put it on a native OS file system. You're still going to want NTFS on a Windows boot partition, and even if OS X would boot on exFAT, you'd still get better performance and advantages using HFS+.

    Nope, and nope.
     

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