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Re: Disk Utility does not work with exFAT drives?

Mike Boreham wrote:

The main benefit of NTFS, HFS+ and APFS is that they use Journalling. I am not an expert on File Systems but the first hit. says this:

"A journaling file system is a file system that keeps track of changes not yet committed to the file system's main part by recording the goal of such changes in a data structure known as a "journal", which is usually a circular log. In the event of a system crash or power failure, such file systems can be brought back online more quickly with a lower likelihood of becoming corrupted.[1][2]"

Improper disconnects are probably more common than system crashes or power failures.

Personally I only use exFAT for temporary thumb drive situations.

Rocket Yard (OWC blog) – Picking the Right Drive Format: exFAT is Not Your Friend

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