Hello. I've been struggling for many years to choose a file format that suits best an external Hard Drive that is aimed to be read not only by macOS and iOS, but also by my TV, which has USB connectors. All my external hard drives are now formatted with the APFS file system, except this 2TB external hard drive, plenty of movies and video files. This external HDD is formatted in NTFS, so that it can be read by my TV. But, after many years, I'm tired of installing the NTFS drivers on my Macs to be able to write onto this HDD, the only one in NTFS file system. Yeah, I have a partition with Windows, so was able to take those files from Macintosh HD on my Windows partition and copy them on the 2TB HDD. This doesn't work anymore, since APFS is not readable from Windows. So my only chance is grabbing a 250GB HDD and format it on Fat32 or ExFAT and make it a bridge drive. All of this sounds overly complicated, and I want simplicity. I don't think having a NTFS Hard Drive is mandatory to be read by the Macs and TV. There must be another file system... I know some TVs read FAT32, and FAT32 is read/writable from macOS, Windows, and readable from many TVs. But FAT32 is an old file system that is not very healthy for HDDs (because of the way it works, using the same regions to write over and over) and it has a limit of 4GB per file. But, there is an alternative: ExFAT. In theory, this file format could be read/writable from macOS, Windows, readable from TVs, and would offer no limits to the file size. Would it be "healthy" for my HDD? Well, I'm assuming ExFAT is more advanced and modern than FAT32. There are other file systems, like the ones used with Linux. But I'm afraid those won't be compatible with macOS, Windows, and TVs. So my best bet is formatting this 2TB external HDD into the ExFAT file system. What do you think? EDIT: Is ExFAT readable from iOS? That's a good question, because I plan to incorporate iPadOS into my ecosystem.