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2tb HDD between Windows & OSX

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So the issue is I need the right file format to setup 2tb hard drives connected through USB docks so I can transfer large media files (up to 20 gig) from a Windows 7 machine and then connect the dock to an apple laptop and be able to add, remove and modify the data.

Fat is no good with 4gig file limit.

Tried ExFat as that will allow large files but couldn't get it to work on the apple.

From what I understand ntfs is no good as it can't be modified when connected to the apple software.

Any suggestions?

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Wifi or USB direct connect?
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Your only option really is FAT32. At least without some sort of "translation" software.

I've never used either package, but from what I know you can use MacDrive to enable Windows to write HFS+ or macfuse to enable OS X to write NTFS. With one of those packages you'd then format the drive as either HFS+ or NTFS and use the translator. I'm sure that there are other tools similar to these out there, just shake the Google tree.
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