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I am thinking about getting a synology nas to store music pictures and videos. I would like to be able to use iTunes and iPhoto in my Mac to manage those files. Then i will use plex to manage my video files in the server. 

Is there a format I can make my disks to read well in both Mac and pc?

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ShadowPeo

This is not something you need to concern yourself with, as the file system is a lower level technology than what is used across the network to communicate transmitting data.

 

To answer your question, however, the formats used by Synology (and most other Linux-based storage devices) is either EXT4 and BTRFS.

 

The protocols you need to be concerned with for storing on NAS (or other devices) are SMB and AFS, with SMB now being the main standard utilised by both Apple and Windows devices with excellent support on both. The only real time you need to worry about AFS is if you are doing TimeMachine to a network host.

 

In short get a Synology and you will have no issues with cross platform support. I know I use both with the Synology devices both personally and professionally.

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