Sharing Hard Drive? NTFS or exFAT?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Meever, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    I have a second hard drive in my macbook pro that needs to be shared between Win7 and OSX. What format would be better? NTFS+OSX Drivers or exFAT?

    I'm looking for least head ache inducing solution, along with compatibility of course.

    Thank you.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    exFAT works great and no drivers required for recent OS's
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I did exFAT on an external USB drive and it seems to work well in both Windows 7 and OS X. How are you running Windows 7? Bootcamp or VM? I ask because in VM you have other options.
     
  4. Meever thread starter macrumors 6502a

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