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Date:      Sun, 31 Dec 2006 17:57:36 -0600
From:      "Eric Kjeldergaard" <>
To:        "Keith Beattie" <>
Subject:   Re: file system for FreeBSD, OS X and WinXP?
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On 12/31/06, Keith Beattie <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I recently picked up a big 700G external USB/Firewire Seagate drive with
> the
> hopes of using it to store my growing collection of music, photos, etc.
> currently spread across several different machines (all with nearly full
> discs).  My hope is that I could use a single file system on this drive
> which could then be plugged into any of these machines which run FreeBSD,
> OS
> X, or WinXP.

My usual recommendation for this very problem is the ext2 filesystem.  As
far as I know, the drivers exist and work reasonably well for win32, MacOSX,
linux, BSD, and several others.  If taking it to machines that may not have
network to get FS drivers is an issue, you could consider several small
partitions each with an FS driver for a specific OS on it.

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