ExFAT for archiving for both PC and Mac?

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ExFAT for archiving for both PC and Mac?

Very brief question: I have a PC and Mac laptop and want to get a large external HDD to use as a "master" backup for all my photos and videos. I do have other backup drives for the individual computers (and also use Amazon's service), but I would like one large drive to store all my photos long-term. I want both systems to be able to access the files, so is ExFAT the format to go with? More to the point, how reliable is it for long-term storage? Or is longevity based more on the physical qualities of the drive?

Thanks in advance for any input

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