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Old 11-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
jithin1987
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Question 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.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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Ext4 uses some disk space for the journal (see: journaling file system).
 
  


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