I am currently dual booting linux and windows on my primary SSD which is split with Ext4 and NTFS accordingly. However, I have a secondary hard drive where I would like to place my downloads and other large files.
Ideally, I would like this hard drive to be accessible by both my linux and windows partition.
After doing some research I saw that ExFat gives the benefits of Fat32 but with less restrictions regarding file size. Obviously using a non unix disk format would mean not being able to set permissions for files but I am ok with that.
However doing some further research started to make me wonder whether linux has good drivers for ExFat since it is done over FUSE. What i would like to know is:
- Is ExFat the best disk format to use or should I be using something else?
- Are there any particular disadvantages i should be aware of because ExFat uses FUSE?
- I also remember something about native ExFat drivers being leaked by Samsung recently. Is it easy to set these up on Kubuntu 12.04?