Hi. I've got a new 500 GB external SSD. its original factory format is exFat. I'm intending to use it for storing and running virtual machines in VMware software such as windows server 2016 and CentOS Linux VMs. I was thinking of formatting it first to NTFS but I was told that I could get a better performance by leaving its format to exFat. I appreciate it if I could have your opinion about this. thanks.