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HFS+ or FAT32 which is the better option?

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Hello all. I've done a search and have a few questions left.

I have a 500 gig drive connected to my AEBS which shares to a Windows box and my MBP. Currently I have the drive setup as FAT32 but was wondering if formatting it to NFS+ and using MacDrive would be a better option.

I believe MacDrive makes HFS+ writeable and readable to Windows machines. Is there a speed differences or less fragmentation or whatever with HFS+?

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