You probably haven’t familiar with exFAT yet, but what about NTFS or FAT32? Yup… ExFAT is a type of system file, just like NTFS and FAT32. exFAT included into modern system file format with so many benefits such as:
It can be read by Windows or Mac OS, so you can exchange file between OS without formatting continuously.
It’s able to store file with size to 1 million TB, far larger than FAT32 which only able to store file with maximum size 4GB.
cluster size to 32MB
From various benefit of exFAT, one benefit loved by SOT is exFAT ability to be read by Mac or Windows. It made you able to exchange file between OS via flash disk or external hard disk far easier.
If you often exchange files with friends who have different OS platform, SOT suggests you to change your Flashdisk and external hard disk system file into exFAT.
It’s easy. You just have to follow this guidance:
1. By using Windows computer, format your flashdisk or external Hard disk.
2. Select exFAT as system file.
3. Start format
It’s done! It’s easy, isn’t it? ^^
One thing you should remember is, you should format it via Windows, because you won’t be able to format exFat in Mac OS.
Although there are many advantage, there’s one disadvantage of exFAT. One of them is, exFAT only supported new operating system such as Windows XP Sp2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Mac OS Leopard 10.6.5 keatas, and Mac OS Lion.
By changing your flashdisk or external hard disk system file into exFAT, you can exchange file between MAC and Windows far easier.