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  • Fri, Jul 3 2020 2:32 PM

    Should I Format External SSD Drive as APFS or HFS+

    I'm on a brand new iMac Retina 5K 27inch 2019

    3.6.ghz 8-Core i9

    96 GB ram

    Radeon Pro Vega 48 8GB

    MC 20.6.0

    OS Catalina 10.15.5

     

    I'm using a OWC 2 TB Envoy Pro Ex as an External Drive and was wondering if I should format APFS or HFS+

     

    Thanks!

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  • Fri, Jul 3 2020 3:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Should I Format External SSD Drive as APFS or HFS+

    Heres a useful consideration of the 2 formats.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/331042/whats-the-difference-between-apfs-macos-extended-hfs-and-exfat/

     

    Basically APFS is optimised for solid state drives but its not backwards compatible with older Mac OS systems.

     

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  • Fri, Jul 3 2020 4:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Should I Format External SSD Drive as APFS or HFS+

    Thanks! Very helpful. I will be using the drive between this new system and a 2017iMAc running High Sierra so I'll be OK with APFS.

     

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