NTFS vs FAT32 vs ExFAT vs HFS+ :Different File Systems
For those who don’t know what these are, they are the different file systems for storage devices like HDD, SD card, flash sticks
NTFS – New Technology File System
Max Volume Size of 256TB
Max File Size of 16TB
Max volume size means the size of the Storage Medium, like a HDD or flash stick
Max file size is the size of the file you want to copy over.
Just if you were wondering.
NTFS works only on Windows
And it is able to compress your files.
FAT32 – File Allocation Table
Max Volume Size of 2TB
Max File Size of 4GB
Fat32 works on Windows & Mac
ExFAT – Extended File Allocation Table
Max Volume Size of 128PB (Petabyte)
Max File Size of 128PB
PB = 1 024TB
ExFAT works on Windows & Mac
HFS+ – Hierarchical File System
Max Volume Size of 8EB (Exabytes)
Max File Size of 8EB
HFS+ Only works on Mac
Able to Compresses files
Google has approximately 15 Exabytes of storage
There are others file systems but its not all that common.
And many more
So what file system works best where?
NTFS is best for your primary windows HDD
Exfat is best for all storage devices
FAT32 is old and outdated
HFS+ is for all your apple product