|03 March 2013||#31|
Performance Technology Supervisor
Join Date: Jul 2002
exFAT is not supposed to be secure and safe by nature, of course practically anything coming from the unix world will put it to shame, it's a file format born to quickly deal with disposable data on external devices with loose mapping.
Saying FAT expects and keeps things safe though is extremely asinine. FAT, in its FAT32 incarnation, has been the laughing stock of file systems for the longest time.
exFAT single tabled (because doubly tabled is hardly supported) suffers the problems he described on USB sticks or memory cards because it's very susceptible to power loss, in that case FAT is arguably more reliable. For a powered drive that's not the case and the tabling and file mapping are superior.
The irony of it is that exFAT sort of fails at what it was intended for originally (removable media), but does extremely well at what they never thought it would have been used for (video drive and moving between mac and win).
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