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External WD Passport: Which format?

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Well Happy Thanksgiving TPU and Merry Black Friday!!!

I hope everyone had a safe and joyful Thanksgiving and had some time from, (or to give) from our rigs to tolerate our parents and family for a while.

Anyway, I had camped out at staples this morning and am now the proud owner of a 120 WD Passport for my happy backing up needs. I have however a few questions.

I often go from Mac to PC, and vice versa. SO I was wondering what format to put my drive in so that it can be written to both. I know there are format differences, but just wondered if this were possible.

Thanks agian everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone
-Andrew
 

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FAT32, macs cant write to NTFS
 

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the only real limit with fat32 is it wont handle a single file over 4 gig in size.. if u need to store/move large iso files for instance u will need nfs..

not a big problem but it is one thats buggered me up at times.. as a general rule fat32 is best on a portable drive.. most of em come this way..

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Cool. Thank you everyone for your help. This should greaylt help me out.