TonyPh12345 wrote:If you expect to read it NATIVELY on a Windows PC, it must be NTFS. EXT3 and EXT4 are Linux-specific file systems.
There are some Windows utilities "Out There" that can read EXT3/EXT4 filesystems but support for it is dodgy at best.
If so, Ext 4 is the choice for you.jonnypb wrote:I guess my main preference is to format it with a system that will give the best performance and it is purely for backup purposes so if my nas ever dies I can restore onto a new one.
When I tested on my TS-419P it was at least 50 % slower with NTFS compared to Ext 4 when copying a large number of pretty small files. I was pretty surprised by that result as Smallnetbuilder.com claims, that in their testing NTFS is even faster than Ext 3 on Intel-based models.Is there a big performance on a qnap nas between NTFS and EXT4?
Off topic here but simply connect the disk to your Windows computer and read the data from it. Having Windows installed on NTFS doesn't prevent it from still reading FAT-disks.getlitleye wrote:I have problem i reinstalled Windows and now i use NTFS, but my old HD(MAXTOR) is on FAT32
and there are files what i need, so formatting isn't the right choice, what to do then?
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