[ubuntu-za] Portable hard drive

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Tue Oct 25 16:27:51 UTC 2016

Good day all,

The Ext2 format has not improved performance for me, the only benefit 
appears to be that I will not need to install exfat-utils every time I 
use the drive on a new installation.

My performance problem is probably related to old ext2 usb ports, the 
SSD is running at approximately the same speed as my old Seagte portable 
HDD, peaking at around 28 Mbps.

On 24/10/2016 17:17, leesharp at hal-pc.org wrote:
>> Good day all, my new portable Samsung T3 SSD (250 GB) needs installation
>> of extfat-utils to open in Ubuntu. I cannot install this software when
>> running on live cd. Is there a better way out, e.g. by reformatting to
>> get away from its current exFAT HTFS/NTFS?
> Actually, you can install it, but you have to install it each time you
> boot. :)  Not a perfect solution...
> That said, I was talking with a friend the other day about moving files
> between a WinPC and a Mac.  Performance on a Mac with exFAT and with NTFS
> is poor, so he uses EXT2! Really!  And he does not use Linux!  But Mac
> supports it out of the box, and Windows with a driver.  Windows will also
> support up to ext3 (which is ext2 with journalling) with the ext2 driver
> (by turning off journalling...), but has issues with the default setup of
> ext4 and writing.  So, I would format it ext2.
> Lee

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