domenica 16 dicembre 2012

FAT32 is not fat enough

FAT32 is making its days.

If you frequently exchange data between Windows and Mac you should be aware of a relatively new file system called exFAT that extends FAT32 features.
As many of you know, NTFS would be the best choice but OS X cannot natively write on NTFS formatted volumes.

Windows prerequisites: Windows Vista onwards

Windows XP with this update Update for Windows XP (KB955704)

Mac OS prerequisites: OS X 10.6.5 onwards

More in depth explanation and links on exFAT from Microsoft knowledge base

In OS X use Disk Utility to format an external drive as exFAT.