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FAT32 or HFS ?

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RicardoHC Calculating status...
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May 3, 2012 5:21 PM

Well I have a new HDD, but when I used Disk Utilty told me that FAT32 has Pros and Cons. What do you recommend in performance, quality and the safety of my info.

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    May 3, 2012 6:04 PM (in response to RicardoHC)

    RicardoHC wrote:

     

    Well I have a new HDD, but when I used Disk Utilty told me that FAT32 has Pros and Cons. What do you recommend in performance, quality and the safety of my info.

     

    Thanks

    What do you want to use this new hard drive for?

     

    External or Internal?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    May 3, 2012 6:09 PM (in response to RicardoHC)

    If you wish the drive to be accessible from Windows as well as Mac machines use FAT32 or eXFat, otherwise use HFS

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    May 3, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to RicardoHC)

    RicardoHC wrote:

     

    But there's no file size limitations?

    With what? sentences need subjects or they are hard to understand.

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    May 3, 2012 6:16 PM (in response to RicardoHC)

    RicardoHC wrote:

     

    If I have a 13 GB game and the HDD is in FAT32 there's no problem copying that file to the HDD?

    The limit is 3.99G for FAT32, use eXFat

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