Forum Question: Is it a good idea to format a USB flash drive using HFS+?

Of course, I only intend to use it with Macs. Do you think it would have better performance than using FAT? Thanks!
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Alejandro

Comments: 3 Responses to “Is it a good idea to format a USB flash drive using HFS+?”

    1/25/11 @ 5:26 pm

    If I was only going to use a flash drive with Macs, I would definitely format it as Mac Extended, yes. You may or may not see a performance difference, but the drive will certainly play with Macs better. I usually reformat flash drives all the time (instead of erasing) so it is pretty easy to go back and forth if you need to.

    Alejandro
    1/25/11 @ 9:06 pm

    Thanks for your quick and useful answer!

    Michael
    2/3/11 @ 12:29 am

    If you live in a Mac/Windows world or plan to share drive with friends format with FAT32. The only draw back is files can not be over 4GB, but I doubt that would be much of a drawback

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