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Can you add NFTS to a thumb drive?
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May 5, 2013, 11:11 AM
 
This may be wildly off the mark, but I want to know if I can make a thumb drive work as a shuttle between a Windows box at work and a mac at home.
I just bought a 500GB Seagate with an NFTS driver and it drive that allows me to make transfers between the two. I wonder if a thumb drive can be reformatted to work in the same way? Any ideas or suggestions?
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May 5, 2013, 12:19 PM
 
Yes. You can also use exFAT.
     
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May 5, 2013, 03:48 PM
 
Thanks, very much for the quick reply.

I found this useful 'how-to:
http://digitalunion.osu.edu/2012/08/...th-pc-and-mac/
     
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May 6, 2013, 12:18 PM
 
You can either make it so the Mac can read/write NTFS using Fuse and Tuxera NTFS or you can install MacDrive (from Mediafour) on the PC so it can read/write HFS+. I use both, and they're both completely seamless.

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May 6, 2013, 04:11 PM
 
Unless you need some NTFS feature, the native exFAT support is easier on both platforms.
     
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May 6, 2013, 07:30 PM
 
I've gone with the exFAT and it works fine.
I can't believe I never came across this topic.
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