Need direction on moving files
I want to move a large amount of files, some very large >10G, (videos, pictures, etc) from a windows machine to a linux machine (NTFS to EXT3) and back using a USB hard drive. Most USB hard drives are formatted FAT32 when you buy them. This limits files sizes to 4G.
Here's my question: Is there any problem with formatting the USB drive as NTFS? Does linux ever have a problem with this?
Could the drive be formatted as EXT3? Is there any utility in windows that would permit it to read a USB drive formatted as EXT3?
Also, if you want to use compression, what would be recommended if you want to compress and then uncompress the compressed file going in either direction? Windows to Linux; linux to windows....
The two machines are not in the same location and neither is portable.
Any recommendations in understanding hard drive formats and how to move large files between the two formates would be appreciated.