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NTFS or ??? for 2nd HDD?

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I just got a second HDD that I am going to use as a storage drive. Now I dual boot my primary drive and obviously would like to access the new drive from both my Win and Ubuntu partions. Do I definatley have to fromat it as NTFS or is there a better third option?
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Subscribed. I'm interested in an answer to this as well.
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I would see what would be wrong with NTFS.
    
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Do I definatley have to fromat it as NTFS or is there a better third option?
Well considering that if you want both Windows and Linux to be access the drive NTFS and FAT32 are pretty much your only (practical) options, and FAT32 has a partition size limit of 32GB... you'd be best off with NTFS.
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Ok, thanks guys. Went ntfs.
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post #6 of 8
For Windows, NTFS is the only option, as the FAT systems are all worse.

Just as a note, under Linux you could use Ext2/3/4, ResierFS, XFS, and plenty of others.
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post #7 of 8
Personally I'd go with ext3 and use the ext3 filesystem driver in windows, unless your going to be using it with multiple computers. Ext3 barely fragments.
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Thanks Sonata, I am thinking that I will eventually like to have to accessibly from my wife's mac via a network share so I went with NTFS. I never knew there was a driver like that, thanks!
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