Should an external HD be formatted in NTFS or FAT32...

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by ratchet, Jan 7, 2010.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    prior to using it to store the Paragon backup image? Thank You!
     
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    Both are fine, use FAT32 if you want to share data with a Mac without extra software. Note that NTFS is more resistant to PC crashes, so select NTFS unless you really have a good reason to use FAT32.
     
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    The other disadvantage of FAT32 is your file limit is 4GB. So if you plan to unsplit your archives and one file is over 4GB, you won't be able to write on FAT32.
     
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