Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:14 PM (in response to Pepper Jeff)
The only disadvantage is usability on Windows computers, and devices (cameras, etc). But there are workarounds for the Windows situation.
The advantages are large file usability, security, a slight speed advantage (maybe).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to Pepper Jeff)
If you intend to use the card just on your computer as a sort of mini external drive, there are no downsides at all. But having done so you won't be able to use it with any other kind of device that accepts an SD RAM card like the local print kiosk, your HD TV, friends with PCs (unless they have a Mac driver installed).
More than once I've muttered curses under my breath as I've reformatted a card FAT32 because I needed to use it for another purpose more than I needed the computer data on it. Eventually I decided to keep the darn thing formatted FAT32.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 9:41 PM (in response to Pepper Jeff)
Thanks! It is used as a mini-external drive for media (movie) files. As I've gone ahead and stored these files as Fat32, I'll leave it, just in case I migrate same to another platform.