SD Card Format

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  1. stlbud

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    I'm using a SanDisk 64G SDXC card. SDXC cards are formatted exFAT by the manufacturer. I'm using mine as is and it seems to work well after attaching it to the file system. I wonder, though if it wouldn't work better formatted to NTFS.

    Has anyone done any performance testing with exFAT vs NTFS?
     
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    I am told by others on the forum that exFAT works fine. I formatted mine to NTFS when I put in the slot just so the file systems are the same. Only reason I did that.
     
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    I saw the NTFS.com article. From that, it appears they are about the same. Thanks
     
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    I use NTFS with no problems....
     
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    Essentially, yes all sources seem to indicate that performance is the same.
     
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    Just yesterday I was playing with my card, which was exFAT. Moving Pictures, Music and Videos folder, I get somewhere in the 10MB transfer range. With NTFS, it went down to 6MB.

    I'm back to exFAT.
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