I appreciate that my question is addressed in many other posts in some shape or form, but I still haven't been able to find any definitive answer. Advice would be appreciated.
I presently have Windows 10 and Mac OSX El Capitan. I would like to back up both Windows (using Acronis) and Mac (using CCC) to a single external 5tb hard drive. The hard drive shipped with an NTFS Paragon driver (version 11 - so not the latest one). As far as I can tell, the NTFS driver functions fine - but I don't really want to rely on it for backup purposes as I have read that there 'can' be issues with data corruption.
Is this true? Some posts say that NTFS is the best way to use an external HD with both OSX/WIN, other posts suggest that exFAT is the best filesystem, while there are also posts which suggest that HFS+ is the only way to go as OSX Time machine can backup to only HFS+. Adding to the confusion, many posts are several years old.
In short, I have a Paragon NTFS driver that works with my external HD. Should I use this? Or would it be better to either use exFAT or partition the drive with both filesystems?
If the last option is the best way to go - can anyone describe the best way of doing it? At present, I'm thinking to partition the drive in OSX, formatting 50% in HFS+ using disk utility, leaving 50% unformatted, and then format the remaining 50% in NTFS in Windows.