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Old 03-29-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
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will it be slower to r/w vfat than r/w ext3 for Linux?


Hi

I have both xp and fc5 installed on my computer.
Most of the time, I used FC5 and usually my work
need to read/write operation. I am wondering
if it is slower to r/w vfat than r/w ext3 for
Linux.

sometimes I need to use xp and share data between
xp and linux so I have a vfat drive. but I need
to r/w this vfat under linux. If this is slow
then r/w ext3, I want to convert it to ext3, otherwise
I will not because xp need it.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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ext2 is faster than ext3 which is faster than vfat. You will have fastest speed performances with ext2.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 04:58 AM   #3
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but ext2 is not journaled, and so it's a tradeoff
 
Old 03-29-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
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I like my journal, I'd never give it up! vfat may not be greased lightening but I seriously doubt there would be a noticable difference, maybe 0.003ms or something.
 
  


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