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Re: 2TB file system

On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:31:53 -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:

> I recently acquired a 2TB SATA HD that I have not yet installed. It will
> be used entirely to store media files. Would there be any problems in
> formating the entire disk (no partitions) as an EXT4 file system?

Well... there has to be at least "one" partition ;-)

As you are not booting from it, no other problems, so far...
> Any other considerations?

Hum... Reconsider partitioning or even reconsider the file system.

A single volume of 2 TiB is very big (and big file systems are more prone 
to errors and hard to recover in the event of a corruption... fsck can 
take... ages? :-P). 

Also, if you plan to host specifically multimedia files you could 
consider using XFS instead, I've been told is very good for such 
purpose ;-)



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