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Old 01-15-2019, 03:48 PM
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Default external session drive for mac/ what format do you prefer?

Any specific to avoid?
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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HFS+

I wouldn’t use APFS in case you need to share the drive with someone who is using a slightly older Mac OS.

Do you need to share it with Windows user?


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Old 01-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: external session drive for mac/ what format do you prefer?

GUID partition map, OSX extended journaled format. Avoid case-sensitive, any of the Windows formats, and also APFS.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:04 AM
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: external session drive for mac/ what format do you prefer?

And if you need to be able to read mac drives on Windows, Paragon HFS+ for Windows works on Windows 10(but you may need to copy the session onto a Windows drive to open and record). MediaFour MacDrive was really good on Windows 7 but would not work on Win10 last year when I was needing it(which is why I bought the Paragon product). Looks like MediaFour is in beta right now.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:17 PM
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And if you need to be able to read mac drives on Windows, Paragon HFS+ for Windows works on Windows 10(but you may need to copy the session onto a Windows drive to open and record). MediaFour MacDrive was really good on Windows 7 but would not work on Win10 last year when I was needing it(which is why I bought the Paragon product). Looks like MediaFour is in beta right now.
Hmm, I use MacDrive 10 in Windows 10, and being cross-platform, I plug Mac drives into my PC with regularity without trouble. Curious as to what your issue was.
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Mine is AFPS ... why I should avoid it ?
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Mine is AFPS ... why I should avoid it ?


Because if you take it to anyone else using anything other than Mojave or the last versions of High Sierra, then it won’t mount and you/they can’t access the files.

There is a 3rd party app that allows you to mount and read the drive, but you can’t write to it. Their may be other ones now that do. I can’t say with certainty.

If it was me, I’d be sticking with HFS+.


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Because if you take it to anyone else using anything other than Mojave or the last versions of High Sierra, then it won’t mount and you/they can’t access the files.

There is a 3rd party app that allows you to mount and read the drive, but you can’t write to it. Their may be other ones now that do. I can’t say with certainty.

If it was me, I’d be sticking with HFS+.


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Then you have nothing to worry about. In theory...


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