The reason I ask is that FAT32 volumes can go missing if the power is lost at the wrong moment or the USB plug is pulled at the wrong time.
Without a backup copy, FAT32 is not safe.
WHen I look at info for a external hard drive I've been using with both a PC and Mac, it says "Format: Macintosh PC Exchange (MS-DOS)". I don't recognize this format; I was expecting it to say FAT32. I don't remember what I did when I formatted this drive, or if it came formatted this way.
I just want to make sure that some quicktime video files I am putting on the drive for archival purposes will have no problems down the road as far as access by Final Cut Pro on a Mac, etc.
The other question: it gives me the option to index the drive. What exactly will this do and how would it help or hurt me? Thanks