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Re: 2TB file system

On 2011-08-16 18:31 +0200, 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?

That is certainly possible, but a bit inflexible.  Using a partition
table (classic DOS-compatible or GPT) might be better.

> Any other considerations?

You probably want to run tune2fs(8) with the -m, -c and -i options on
the newly created filesystem, since the mke2fs defaults are not really
optimal for such big disks.


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