With APFS, will old HFS+ external drives need to be replaced?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by lehestro, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. lehestro macrumors newbie

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    I'm thrilled at the idea of Apple's new file system. More stability? Faster? Better error protection? Yes please. As a video professional, under-the-hood improvements like these are way more interesting to me than the cosmetic and incremental updates of the last few versions of macOS.

    But quick question: does anyone know if HFS+ formatted drives will still be compatible and usable on the macOS platform? I'm really talking about external drives here. I have many many TBs of archived video data that I have nowhere to dump in order to do a repartition on the drives they sit on. Does anyone know if this will be a problem?
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    No - you'll still be able to see/read/write to HFS+ formatted external drives
     

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