Thread: exFAT vs. FAT32
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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exFAT vs. FAT32

So, I just got myself a new flash drive, a nice 8GB job by Patriot, and I was going to go and format it when I saw it.


Anyway, all joking aside, I was wondering if there was any good reason to leave FAT32 and go to exFAT? I'm going to be using this flash drive on four different OS's at a minimum (OSX Leopard, Ubuntu 8.1, WinXP, and WinVista) and, from the wiki article it appeared that it would only read on Vista and XP after a hotfix.

Anybody have any experience with exFAT and can lend me a handy helping hand here?

On a semi-related note, it appears that my Flash Drive buying somewhat follows Moore's Law, every flash drive I've bought has been double the space of my previous one. (My last two were actually good ones two! A Corsair Flash Voyager 4GB and this Patriot Xporter XT 8GB) The sequence was: 128MB, 256MB... and so on until now...

Thanks in advance for any help regarding exFAT.

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