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Re: OT: most "universal" file system for 1TB external USB2 hard drive
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- Subject: Re: OT: most "universal" file system for 1TB external USB2 hard drive
- From: RW <fbsd06_(_at_)_mlists_(_dot_)_homeunix_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 01:17:22 +0100
On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 13:13:29 -0500
"Andrew Gould" <andrewlylegould_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> I couldn't help myself. During lunch, I found a 3.5" 1TB SATA
> internal HD **and** a USB2 HD enclosure for SATA drives on sale at
> large % discounts. It was more than I could resist.
> The operating systems in my home include FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X and
> Windows XP Pro. If I want all of these systems to be able to read
> and write to the drive, what file system should I use? I know fat32
> is pretty universal, but is it advisable?
There is also NTFS through ntfs-3g ,which is available for all of the
above (sysutils/fusefs-ntfs on FreeBSD). Having a native Windows
filesystem is sensible on a portable drive, and fat32 is not a great
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