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.

@tomosaigon Or just upgrade to ssds, they shouldn't be defragged anyway, so problem solved ;)

@sotolf Haha, unfortunately for external drives regular non-ssd are still more cost effective.


@tomosaigon I get you :) I really enjoy bringing the most work capacity out of cheaper machines as well :)

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