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Best file System for a 1TB USB ext hdd to be used for Windows and Mac? FAT32 (Im aware of Max File 4 gig) or exFat?

Best file System for a 1TB USB ext hdd to be used for Windows and Mac? FAT32 (Im aware of Max File 4 gig) or exFat?

Its a traditional HDD not a SSD
Is FAT32 more stable ?

Any other reasons ?

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Filesystems are stable in its core (otherwise they wouldn't exist), performance may vary very slightly So if you have to choose. NTFS is preferable for its slightly more advanced set of features.
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NTFS cant be read/write on a Mac though ..

User requires it to be used on both her Mac and PC ..
NTFS not an option ...

From what Ive read exFAT has a single file table and Fat32 has 2 so less likely to data corrupt
FAT32 seems more stable
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Use NTFS for Mac
Look what I found ... Free NTFS read/write SW for seagate drives ...
https://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/
Yes, Seagate has a license with Paragon, but it will only read and write Seagate NTFS disks from a Mac.  To read other brands, you need to pay for :Paragon or use other free software.
I favour native stable operating system. going for two drives. one for the max only with native Opsys. the other NTFS with paragon
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