I need some advice on BIG external storage units

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 11 04:11:52 UTC 2008

On 05/10/2008 08:40 PM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Peter Frenning [OZ1PIF] wrote:
>> Not a problem with mine....
>> BTW: I normally format them NTFS, that generally works with every system 
>> I've thrown them at, while ext3 or other *nix/*nux filesystems aren't 
>> recognized by Windoze...
> While that may not be a problem in your situation, I would note that 
> there are situations I've run into where NTFS is mounted read-only. 
> NTFS drivers for Linux have relatively recently migrated to being RW 
> with stability.
> For cross-platform use, I'd first recommend using FAT32.  Everything and 
> their cousin reads and writes to it but it does have security problems. 
>   In select cases I've encapsulated filesystems in other files to 
> preserve metadata (DMG images for the Mac, for example) so they can be 
> stored on FAT32.

FAT32 has a 4GB file limitation - 4 GiB minus 1 "Null" Byte (232-1
bytes), volume limitation of 32GB, and is no longer actually maintained
is it?

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