XP and OSX Compatable USB Stick

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bigvb@hotmail.c, May 12, 2009.

  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

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    Basically i wanna buy a new USB stick, i got an only 1GB stick and it wont work for both bootcamp (xp) and osx, i formatted it for OSX and then xp doesnt regnise it.

    I want a 16GB stick, ive norrowed it down to 2 popular ones:

    SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16 GB

    Corsair Flash Voyager 16 GB

    Any advice on how good these are at switching between two OSs as well as general advice, read/write speeds etc... cheers
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    If you format any USB drive to FAT32 it can be read/write by either OS.
    Rule of thumb:
    HFS+ is Mac only.
    NTFS is Windows Read/Write, and Mac Read only.
     
  3. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    why'd you format your flash drive?

    Any flash drive should work with both OS's out of the box, shouldn't it?
     

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