What file system to choose on external backup drive that also can be seen in Windows?

What partition format would you recommend to use on the USB drive that receives the Hyperbackup so that it’s compatible with DSM and still be readable on a Windows machine in the event my NAS brakes and Hyperbackup Explorer remains my only option to get into my backup?

What file system is supported on Synology?

The file system of the destination supports ext4, Btrfs, FAT, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, and PetaSpace.

What are the five file systems supported by Windows?

There are five types of Windows file system, such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and exFAT.
The golden middle way will be exFAT file system. Both Synology and Windows supports it.

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