ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 27 17:02:54 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 09:30:05AM -0400, meng wrote:
> I'm getting an external drive enclosure for an old IDE hard drive.
> I going to load data(and movies) on it and want it accessible from Windows XP and Linux.
> As to the file system, should I use ext2/3 on the drive and use ext2ifs to access it from Windows?
> Or use the ntfs file system and use ntfs-3g to access the drive from Linux?
> I use Linux so the answer should be self-evident but will appreciate any considerations that I may have overlooked.
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Thanks and cheers :-)

The obvious answer would be: Use FAT32.

Sure you are limited to 4GB files, but that isn't usually a problem.

Len Sorensen
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