I have a Mac, but to ensure Windows/Mac compatibility, I have always used FAT32 to format and never had an issue - until now! FAT32 is limited to 4GB files, and while doing some file arranging last night, I couldn't move my project videos, which are often over 20GB.
I need to re-format my new hard drive, which I'm mostly wanting to use to store, access and edit all my sounds, and also to backup finished projects. I want the best formatting system taking into consideration file size limitations, speed, Windows/Mac compatibility, etc.
Can you suggest the best way? I'm thinking of having one partition for the sound files to be formatted as FAT32 because chances of actually having a file larger than 4GB is pretty small, and I think it could be useful to have the option to plug into a Windows machine. The other partition could be for backups and using Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Does this make sense? Or should I not worry about using FAT32, and just stick with Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?
Thanks in advance for any tips info!