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

Sarah Newman newmans at sonic.net
Thu Jul 10 05:07:26 UTC 2008

Mani A wrote:
> 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.

Why do you say ext3 is useful only for smaller drives?  ext3 seems to 
work fine on smaller drives and having journalling, meaning less file 
system corruption when mounted uncleanly, is quite convenient.

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