Got external HD...which format will provide best compatibility ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheBrazilianGuy, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Hi all,

    I just got an external USB case which I will use to move files from/to my Macbook to/from a linux cluster.

    Unfortunately, many files are over 4Gb :cool: which forbid me to use FAT partitions. What would be the best solution for this ? Is NTFS reliable in this case ?

    Thank you for any help !
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If Linux can read and write NTFS yes. Just downloads NTFS-3G to your Mac so it can read and write NTFS format
  3. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Thanks, Hammer. I tried NTFS-3G and it works flawlessly (so far). There is a minor issue regarding user permissions but this is minor. Have a good one !

Share This Page