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The UT, School of Art, Media Pool is first and foremost an Academic Support Center. Student access and use of the equipment is a privilege, therefore, everyone must take care of the equipment and return the equipment on time. Only faculty and students, currently enrolled in a School of Art course, may partake in services offered by the Media Pool.
exFat and you:
It may sneak up on you but one day you may need to know why you may need to format portable flash memory, or a hard drive, for a cross platform environment. Mac and Widows are different, true, however both operation systems (OSs) require the user to format memory (flash cards, thumb drives & hard drives) before the user can access it. Most memory is sold factory formatted, which may not be optimized for your particular OS.
For example, memory formatted NTFS (for a Windows OS) is allowed only “read only” access in a Mac/Apple OS.
And a Windows OS will ask the user to reformat any HFS+ (Mac/Apple) formatted memory.
The good news is that Microsoft created the FAT16 format. Then FAT16 was upgraded to FAT32, and today we have Microsoft's file allocation table exFAT to thank for cross platform compatibility.
Whether you are working in a Windows only environment or a Mac/Apple only environment it is recommended that you use exFAT for portable memory.
Maybe you have noticed your hard drive is formatted "NTFS". NTFS is a format option native to Windows environments and is best suited for operating system. Whereas, "HFS+"" is a format option native to Mac/Apple. Both NTFS and HFS+ are better suited for operating systems than portable hard drives and SD cards. What about FAT16 and FAT32, well, while it is true that they are both cross platform compatible, they have a limitations that make them less useful than exFAT.
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