I have a macbook pro, and I'm putting a nice new 500gb ssd in it. I'm going to reformat and do a complete reinstallation. I would like a filesystem that Windows computers can read/write (not OSX Journaled, HFS, HFS+). I also want support for file-sizes over 4gb (rules out MS-DOS). There's one other option that I can use in the recovery, but I forgot what it was and I'm pretty sure it was incompatible with Windows.
So is there a way to install OSX on a drive that uses say ExFat? Or will I simply have to sacrifice cross-compatibility and stick with HFS or HFS+ ?
Edit: ExFat was the other option, which is totally compatible with Windows. I've learned that although it does overcome the hurdles of the 4gb block, a lot of Mac functionality is lost. Backups, encryption, and also less usable space. I'll stick to HFS.