Best File System for Multimedia Files Storage
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Wed Jan 28 14:33:08 UTC 2009
Amichai Rotman wrote:
> I have a 160G HDD with the following specs (output of *hwinfo --disk*):
> 21: IDE 01.0: 10600 Disk
> [Created at block.222]
> Unique ID: DQI9.Q90kRm4Zwu7
> Parent ID: w7Y8.Ds0ASHoxYT0
> SysFS ID: /block/sdb
> SysFS BusID: 0:0:1:0
> SysFS Device Link:
> Hardware Class: disk
> Model: "Hitachi HDS72161"
> Vendor: "Hitachi"
> Device: "HDS72161"
> Revision: "P22O"
> Serial ID: "PVD300Z5R20NPK"
> Driver: "ata_piix", "sd"
> Driver Modules: "ata_piix"
> Device File: /dev/sdb
> Device Files: /dev/sdb,
> Device Number: block 8:16-8:31
> Geometry (Logical): CHS 19457/255/63
> Size: 312581808 sectors a 512 bytes
> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
> Attached to: #4 (IDE interface)
> I intend this drive for all my multimedia content (music, and video files).
> I do not intend to do any real time ripping (like recording from a capture
> device). This drive will serve as an archive that will be organized and
> accessed on a daily basis.
> What I would like to know is: which is the best file system (and the tools /
> syntax) to use to format this drive.
> Currently it is formated as an EXT3 FS and totals 149G. I am guessing it is
> possible to use a different FS while optimizing the performance with the
> right options to the format command...
yes, it's possible to get better 'performance'. Either JFS and XFS
would do. However, having gone down this road several times in several
permutations, my *strong* advice is to stay as you are.
No matter what FS you choose, the file read speed on large files will be
100% dependant on hardware. Filesystem performance will only come into
play when you start deleting/re-creating files.
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