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August 25, 2010

Ext3 or ext4? Which Would You Recommend?


When I first installed Ubuntu onto my System76 laptop, I formatted the drive as ext3 for the drive format as it was the default setting. However, in the coming months I am going to be fixing up old computers in order for them to be used again. With that being said, should I format the drives with ext3 or ext4? Concurrently, what are the technical and performance differences between the two?

Thank you to whomever helps me solve this quandary!

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