Since we’re talking about Mac, which of the filesystems should I use on an external hard drive (non-SSD), which I’ll be using with my Mac but occasionally may also use it with other operating systems.
After reading Which Mac File System Is Best for an External Drive?, I decided to use exFAT on my external drive.
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I personally use APFS and always encrypt my external drives and they are all SSDs - but I only use them with Macs.
If you’re using a non-ssd non-encrypted drive and with other operating systems I think any of the common file systems (HFS+, FAT32, ExFAT etc) are a good choice
HFS+ can be used on all 3 major OSes and is much better than exFAT in every way.
I liked HFS+ Dimi - I seem to get odd slow downs since Apple changed to APFS but I’m not sure that it’s due to the file system or some sort of OS blocking
Well, we’re talking something you can use easily when moving from computer to computer. I wouldn’t expect best in class performance though, that’s not how modern software is done – or how a legacy software is maintained.