[Techtalk] USB thumb drives -- VFAT vs Ext3 format

Mani A a.mani.cms at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 22:40:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Miriam English <mim at miriam-english.org> wrote:
> Ext3 would make them less prone to corruption? I know that reduces their
> Anybody know whether Ext2/3 filesystems are less corruptible?

Yes they are far less corruptible, stable and supported. But ext3 will
be useful only for bigger drives (>=8GB). Use ext2 instead.
I use it for storing larger files too.


A. Mani

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