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External hard drive how to format it ?
What filesystem to use when using both Windows and Linux?

I have an external HDD (1TB) and I'd like to use it on OSX and Windows. I had another external HDD using NTFS and I used NTFS-3G on osx to write files, but I found the reading/writing very slow.

Googling a bit I see many people recommend HFS+ in conjuction with HFS Explorer for Windows. Is this the best way ?

Is it possible to have two partitions, one HFS+ and one NTFS ? Is it a good option or is it better to use one partition ?

I've seen this thread on using UDF for USB flash drive. Would that be suited for an USB external HDD ?

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marked as duplicate by Daniel Beck, RobotHumans, random Jan 8 '11 at 5:22

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

and this. – Daniel Beck Jan 7 '11 at 23:43
and this. – Daniel Beck Jan 7 '11 at 23:44
@Daniel Beck Great! What's the conclusion ? – George Profenza Jan 8 '11 at 0:52
this has been addressed many times. the general answer is ntfs, voting to close – RobotHumans Jan 8 '11 at 2:18
@George There is no such thing as a "conclusion". Accepted answers are only what the person asking thinks is the best solution. Your opinion might be different. Decide for yourself. – Daniel Beck Jan 8 '11 at 8:40