Sharing a 2Tb drive between Mac and PC: formatting

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Sharing a 2Tb drive between Mac and PC: formatting

I use a Macbook Pro, my wife uses a Windows laptop.

We have a NAS so at home we can share files through the NAS.  However, I'd like to have all our photos consolidated on one portable hard drive (which I would back up separately). However, by default Mac can't write to NTFS.

Would you rather:

- format the drive as FAT and deal with the 4gb file limit (obviously not an issue for photos, but could be for videos)

- enable NTFS writing on the USB drive using this process:

http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-write-to-ntfs-drives-in-os-x-mavericks--cms-21434

Anybody using solution no.2? I wouldn't want to corrupt the portable drive...

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