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Old 12-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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which file system for new destop workstation


So I've built-up a new desktop/tower workstation and I have my download of Linux Mint ready to deploy. I've always used ext2, ext3 or ext4. With so many other file systems out there, I wonder which ones my LQ friends recommend...

... or am I better off staying with EXT4?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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I always select ext4 on both hard drives and SSD drives. I will consider Btrfs, but it wouldn't make much difference.
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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i never used anything but ext3 and ext4 - i heard sth that there isn't much difference whatever you use, reiserfs, ext...
however i'd go with the most commonly used. why risk running into incompatibility problems later.
the only thing i definitely would NOT use is fat or ntfs ;-)
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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I use ext4 for my Mint PC.
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #5
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Ext 4 is fine. There are filesystems that give you more options (like btrfs), but if you don't plan to use those it is pretty pointless to choose that filesystem.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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So I've built-up a new desktop/tower workstation and I have my download of Linux Mint ready to deploy. I've always used ext2, ext3 or ext4. With so many other file systems out there, I wonder which ones my LQ friends recommend...

... or am I better off staying with EXT4?

Thanks in advance.
~~~ 8d;-Dan
Article that discusses Linux File Systems: Ext2 vs Ext3 vs Ext4;
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ext2, ext3 and ext4 are all filesystems created for Linux. This article explains the following:
  • High level difference between these filesystems.
  • How to create these filesystems.
  • How to convert from one filesystem type to another.
Look at Linux File System section of SlackwareŽ-Links for helpful information.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:55 PM   #7
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Bear in mind too that if you use an SSD and want to use TRIM, your filesystem choices are limited. I'd pick Ext4 though Btrfs, XFS and JFS work too.
 
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:20 PM   #8
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BtrFS is still not really finished. JFS would be a safest choice. You really should avoid using XFS unless you have an adequate backup power supply. Ext4 is just a good all-around though.
 
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