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Old 03-22-2004, 10:44 PM   #1
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Storeage Solution need advice.

I'm not 100% sure if this is the correct area for this post but it is software related...

I'm looking at adding a few large disks to my system as I tend to do video editing and well I'm just untidy when it comes to managing drives Ok?

What I'd like some advice on is avaliable filesystems that can handle 100Gb+ volumes BUT are accessible to both Windows and Linux for reading/writing.

Obviously if this was on a network it's a none issue but these will be local drives to my machine.

Any ideas or is it a none starter?
Old 03-22-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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well, as far as i know, the only filesystems that windows can see are ntfs and fat, so i guess that one of those options are the only eligible, if you want to use windous and Linux
Old 03-22-2004, 11:51 PM   #3
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I hope this isn't a bummer but Windows cannot read Linux file formats, period, such as ext2, ext3, and reiserfs (basically Windows does not play well with others). Linux can read Windows file formats, but writing to a Windows format is still in the experimental stage. It can work, but it should not be considered as reliable. In brief, sharing a partition between Windows and Linux is an iffy proposition at best.

Perhaps if you described the technical requirements of your project in a bit more detail other more knowledgable LQ'ers may be able to offer better advice. Good luck with the project in any case -- J.W.


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