Best File System for Media Repository

Dave davdo2004 at
Thu Jul 8 15:25:57 UTC 2010

On 08/07/10 16:10, Amichai Rotman wrote:
> I have partitioned the whole drive as Linux (0x82) and formated it as 
> EXT4 - checking the properties I got: 46.8 GB used and 870.1 GB free - 
> and that's without any files on it!
> I remember something like 4 GB uses an 960 free before changing the 
> partition from NTFS....
> can it be? Should I just put it back to NTFS?!

When you format with ext4 it reserves some space for system. You can use 
the following to reclaim that space.

tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sd??

Change the /sd?? to whatever is your external drive and change the 0 to 
something higher if you want to reserve some space.

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