Best files system for a USB drive?
I've just bought a tiny 64GB USB 3 thumb drive, which was formatted as FAT32. Today I had to move some massive PST files (a rant for another day), when I ran into the 4GB file limit of FAT32.
Going to reformat it I found I could use exFAT, which is designed for the task, and worked fine until I tried to copy the files onto Windows XP, and had to install an update, after which it again worked fine.
Which has all got me thinking, it used to be that FAT32 was the default format for a USB stick, because everything could read and write to it, and a 4GB+ USB drive was science fiction.
Now, with much larger capacities available for not much money FAT32 is a bit constrained.
NTFS is quite a good choice, it copes with large files and drives, and nowadays most things read it, but not many write to it.
exFAT is purpose built for flash storage, and is supported for r/w by a lot of things, Windows obviously, and apparently it works fine on recent Macs as well. However on Linux you need a FUSE install, and it's not supported on the Xbox 360 or PS3 (or the XBone or PS4 I think, not much info online).
This is a problem if you want to watch a video larger than 4GB on a console, although apparently the XBox 360 can read HFS+ partitions which is fairly ironic.
I don't have a Mac so HFS is out, and EXT2/3/4 requires a bit of messing about to read/write on Windows.
So, which format do you use on your USB stick? Have I missed an obvious choice?