[SATLUG] External drive filesystem recommendations

Don Wright satlug at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 4 14:04:03 CST 2011


Frank Huddleston wrote:
>like to have a filesystem that would work on a wide range of systems, 
>just in case I want to plug it into something else: ideally, Linux, BSD, 
>Mac, and even Windows.
>   I know: there probably isn't something like that, unless it's FAT32 
>or NTFS. But I just thought I'd ask.

Mac don't read NTFS. FAT don't like big files. The only universal format
for a volume that size is SMB, served via a tiny server like Storey
brought to one of the meetings. Here's an example (not a recommendation)
of what I mean:
http://www.simpletech.com/products/storage/simplenet/simplenet.php


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