External hard drive file system

Sometimes, we are confused with external hard drive file system selection, so decided to write this post for myself, let’s see options available are as below:

External hard drive file system Compatibility :
File System / OS Windows Ubuntu Mac
NTFS Y Y Y -( Read-only )

to write need third party plugins like ntfs-3g

FAT32

(4gb file size limit)

 Y  Y  Y
exFAT  Y Y  Y
HFS N Y  Y

Now you can choose the right file system from above comparison and as per your requirement. FAT32 always works for me.

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