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USB flash drive exfat master boot record

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Hi everyone,


I need to format a USB thumb drive to work with both mac and windows.  I know to pick exfat but it's also asking me the pick a scheme.  Would it be guid partion map or master boot record?



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Both should work, in an ideal world, though this can depend on your hardware. I'd select GPT, MBR only supports disks of up to 2TB and GPT can support more partitions, but in all honesty you really can't go wrong with either of them, they'll both work.


The best way to test it is to format it, try plugging it into both computers, and if they both see the drive fine then you're good, and as long as you're not storing more than 2TB you shouldn't run into any data issues.

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