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exFAT is not optimal for your situation probably, but unfortunately there isn't really a no-brainer solution for using an external drive frequently with both OS X and Windows, reading/writing large files, and with really low risk of data loss. exFAT is not a journalled file system, so there is higher probability of data loss than with NTFS or HFS+. exFAT ...


If it hadn't been 10.11 Public Beta (2) on the main volume, I would have advised to boot to Internet Recovery Mode (IRM) (altcmdR) or a bootable thumb drive (BTD), just delete the 3rd partition with gpt remove -i 3 /dev/disk0 and fully expand the main partition with Disk Utility. After rebooting to the main volume I would have reinstalled the latest OS X ...

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