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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Cross platform format? Reply with quote

Has anyone found a good format that works well with OS X, Linux, and Windows yet? Currently I use NTFS with NTFS-3G installed on my Mac, aside from being slow on transfers when using OS X it works out fine, but if anyone else with a Mac wants to put something on the external it just does not happen. FAT32 is simply not an option and exFAT is even worse than NTFS right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
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It wouldn't be difficult, the biggest issue would be getting Apple, Microsoft, and someone big in Linux dev to all agree on one thing, the problem tends to be Apple or Microsoft, exFAT holds the most promise but Linux is where the most issues arise, I'll probably play around with exFAT some as more Linux support has come around since I last looked into it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: exFAT Reply with quote

Lions "Disk Utility" now has "exFAT" as one of its
Partition Formatting selections.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no offense here but a question in all of this.

how large of a hard drive are we talking here i have a 1 tb western digital my book and i have it formatted in fat32 no problems and i can open it in everything including linux because if you use ubuntu you can open everything in it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: FAT32 File Size Reply with quote

A file size larger than 4GB's
isn't supported on a FAT32
Partition. That wouldn't work
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhh now that makes sense your using it for video or music storage then yes you might have a issue if the files exceeds 4 gb but wow 4 gb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Exceed 4 Gig's Reply with quote

Yah, some of my EyeTV captures
easily exceed 4 Gig's. Hi-Def can
really eat space.
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