External drives

Neil Winchurst barnaby at drofle.co.uk
Wed Feb 23 11:05:18 UTC 2011


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<kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> Subject: Re: External drives
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 01:21:00 -0800 (PST)
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> > On Sunday, February 20, 2011 05:24:49 PM Neil Winchurst wrote:
> > > I have been told that a good idea for back-ups is to use an external
> > > hard drive. Do they all work with Kubuntu and does anyone have any
> > > helpful suggestions please? There are so many on the market it is very
> > > confusing.
> > > 
> > > TIA
> > > 
> > > Neil
> > 

> > 
> Thanks for that. I could reformat the drive I suppose. Which would be
> better, NTFS or Ext4?
> 
> Neil

It all depends, are you going to use it on Windows too? If yes, then
you don't really have a choice: NTFS but it's not that greate if you
need linux permissions. If you don't care about Windows ext file
systems are what you need, they work really good and have a lot of
useful features.

PL
Thanks. I have no interest at all in Windows. All computers here at
home run Linux. So Ext4 it is then.

Neil


      

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