NTFS-3G has been in Linux since 2007 and is included with Debian distros and more. It should be pretty stable.
Which makes ntfs a good cross platform (hello Windows 11!) filesystem for external drives since exfat isn't journaled and deals poorly w/ bad unmounting.
Unfortunately, in 2021 NTFS-3G still doesn't know how to defrag so you might need to boot Windows.
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