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Hey guys...sry for my stupid question, but i m kinda lost , tried searching the internet got found so many answers i cant decide which is the best....i got 2 External HDs , one is 200gb and one 1TB , and i wanna make them compatible with Mac OS, i used to own a PC with windows....which format should i select on Disk Utility ? ( notice that i got files also bigger than 4gb)...thanks so much !
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MacOS Extended (Journaled) (I think that's what it is called in Disc Utility) is what you would want to use.


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r u sure ? i saw many peeps talking about MS-DOS (fat)

yea i wanna keep windows compatibility, so i select MS DOS ? what are the differences between those two ? i mean speed/compatibility
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You can use MS-DOS if you want to retain Windows compatibility, otherwise there is no reason too.

MS-DOS format will be slightly slower but not by much. You may have an issue with files over 4Gb in size.. That's the breaks.


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well that s.u.cks a bit....... what should i do , i am in a dilemma
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You could always keep them NTFS (Windows native) format and use other methods to get read/write access for you Mac:

NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver

I have never used that but it looks like it would work fine.
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very much appreciated...it worked...
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