Problems with noise playing FLAC and MP3 files from an external HDD

Hello,
I have my music files stored on an external HDD. As I move my files from a Windows 10 PC and a Mac, I decided to format the HDD as exFAT. It is a 2TB HDD. But since I transferred all my files to the HDD, I have a lot of noises and skips either using my Windows or Mac PCs. It is not a problem playing this files on other players, just with Audirvana. Does Audirvana have a problem reading an exFAT formatted HDD?

I have an external DAC connected via USB cable. An SMSL Sanskrith 10th DAC.

Thank you.