my biggest files i would say are roughly 2.5GB, many are smaller, i have a lot well over 1GB though, large video files are in abundance

so would XFS be recommended? i won't be using it on windows. it is purely for me really i guess, i have another portable drive i can have to NTFS. i am now windows free. i will just use gparted or something similar to format it when i get it (should be today)

thanks everyone