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I’m in windows, but I can’t see my sample library NVMe SSD. I can when I’m in Mojave. Can windows 10 see APFS ?
 

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ExFAT if you want it to be natively recognised by both systems. FAT ("MS-DOS" in MacOS parlance) might do as well, but you are limited with your filesizes to 4GB then.
 

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I’m in windows, but I can’t see my sample library NVMe SSD. I can when I’m in Mojave. Can windows 10 see APFS ?
If you ran the Windows disk manager (run diskmgmt.msc, or search for "disk man" and select "create and format partitions"), you'd see the disk - but it would say that it had a foreign format and is offline.

File Explorer only shows mounted and usable drives.
 
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If you ran the Windows disk manager (run diskmgmt.msc, or search for "disk man" and select "create and format partitions"), you'd see the disk - but it would say that it had a foreign format and is offline.

File Explorer only shows mounted and usable drives.
I particularly want to use it for audio work like sample libraries for Kontakt by native instruments.
 

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I particularly want to use it for audio work like sample libraries for Kontakt by native instruments.
Like said earlier, an exFAT format will be seen by both systems.

Of course, exFAT is a 1980's filesystem extended to support larger files and disks. I would personally never put data on exFAT that wasn't also mirrored to a reliable filesystem.
 

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Like said earlier, an exFAT format will be seen by both systems.
Of course, exFAT is a 1980's filesystem extended to support larger files and disks. I would personally never put data on exFAT that wasn't also mirrored to a reliable filesystem.

"exFAT (Extensible File Allocation Table) is a file system introduced by Microsoft in 2006"


It does not share anything with FAT except for the "file allocation table" acronym.
 

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"exFAT (Extensible File Allocation Table) is a file system introduced by Microsoft in 2006"


It does not share anything with FAT except for the "file allocation table" acronym.
From your Wikipedia link:

exFAT (Extensible File Allocation Table) is a file system introduced by Microsoft in 2006 and optimized for flash memory such as USB flash drives and SD cards

Yes, use a non-journaled filesystem optimized for SD cards on your multi-TB NVMe drive. ;)

But don't put the only copy of valuable data on exFAT.
 

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Yes, use a non-journaled filesystem optimized for SD cards on your multi-TB NVMe drive. ;)
Flash memory. Last time I checked, SD cards were just a flash memory like SSDs are.

But don't put the only copy of valuable data on exFAT.

The OP wanted to access their sample library. Pure read operations, almost zero writes. Nothing wrong with keeping this library on an ExFAT drive. Unless a nuclear explosion occurs somewhere nearby, they are perfectly safe.
 
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For audio, Where my Logic Pro sessions run off, Do you recommend another drive? I didn’t want to start another thread
 

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I don't know how many tracks you use in Logic, I've built a computer for a musician recently out of a 5,1 Mac Pro and dedicated a 2 TB SATA SSD (cost-conscious yet fast enough for multitrack audio) for storage. APFS formatted, so journaling is obviously enabled.
 

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I don't know how many tracks you use in Logic, I've built a computer for a musician recently out of a 5,1 Mac Pro and dedicated a 2 TB SATA SSD (cost-conscious yet fast enough for multitrack audio) for storage. APFS formatted, so journaling is obviously enabled.

Probably like 60 audio tracks with virtual instruments and all that
 
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