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Formatting of External Audio Xfer Drive?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mark4man, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. mark4man

    mark4man Active Member


    Picked up a Western Digital External HD for transferring Project & Bundle files (SONAR XL) between our band's two project studios (since most of our projects are well over CD-R capacity.)

    The internal secondary drives in the PC's in our studios (which are used exclusively for audio data) are formatted to NTFS.

    The Western Digital is formatted to FAT32.

    I have heard that NTFS is superior for audio...but whether or not that's true...my question is; shouldn't I format the external drive to NTFS, to match the existing drives? (i.e., wouldn't that be better?)


  2. heyman

    heyman Guest

  3. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    If I'm not mistaken, ProTools/MAC still uses FAT32 - so if you are worried about Pro-Tools compatibility - FAT32 is a good choice.

    As far as transferring data between NTFS and FAT32 drives - there should not be a problem AFAIK. For consistency's sake - I'd go ahead and do NTFS on the external drive (I don't use ProTools/MAC)... :cool:

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