Thread: External HD: in HFS or NTFS?
10-07-2010, 01:33 AM #1External HD: in HFS or NTFS?
I can work with NTFS HD with no problem on my macbook w "NTFS for MACOS" app. I also will be accessing files with a windows XP laptop.
is it better to work in NTFS or is HFS advisable when working via firewire 800 on macbook 2010?
I havent found a decent software for XP that can access HFS.
Will i run into journaling problem if I access the drives with different OS?
Am i risking corruption if i constantly access NTFS drives in my macbook by using 3rd party software?
10-07-2010, 07:55 AM #2
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If all you're doing is transferring data files back and forth, I tend to use NTFS for that drive. I use Paragon's NTFS for Mac which also comes with a driver to allow Windows to read HFS drives, although, I haven't had the need to use it as all of my machines are networked.
If you're using the drive as a backup to your Mac, you should be using HFS.
I've been using the Paragon software for about 3 years and have not noticed any data corruption (knock on wood).I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
10-07-2010, 09:35 AM #3
I haven't found an opensource/free option.
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