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

    Mar 26, 2009
    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

    Jul 22, 2010
    No - you'll still be able to see/read/write to HFS+ formatted external drives

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