I'm making the switch from PC to Mac. Unfortunately my external HDDs are formatted in NTFS. My only options seem to be formatting to FAT32 or purchasing software.
How do you share an external HDD between Mac and PC?
Answer by catchatyou · Dec 05, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Personally, I use ExFAT.
The benefits of ExFAT are:
No 4 GB file size limit of FAT32
Reading and writing from Windows, OS X, and Linux
I try to avoid FAT32 simply because of the file size limit.
Answer by Razor512 · Dec 05, 2012 at 08:43 AM
mac OS should have support for NTFS and if not then it can be enabled
If possible you can also set up a NAS and just map a netwok drive for both the PC and mac system that way you can use both at the same time (and most applications should be able to use the network drive natively).
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