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jithin1987 11-04-2009 06:57 PM

ext4 vs ntfs partition space used
I have a I TB wester Digital external hardisk. It was initially ntfs but yesterday I formatted it to ext4. One thing I noticed that now free space is around 916 GB while in ntfs its around 931 GB.

So does ext4 really takes more partition space than ntfs.

w1k0 11-04-2009 07:37 PM

Ext4 uses some disk space for the journal (see: journaling file system).

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