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

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Thu Jul 10 00:28:22 UTC 2008

Thank you. I am very grateful for that info. I really must do more 
reading on the differences between Ext2/3.

I am definitely reformatting my thumb drives to Ext2.


	- Miriam

Mani A wrote:
> 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
> <snip>
>> 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.
> Best
> A. Mani

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