Upon initialization, ADM presents two choices for file systems. Ext4 and Btrfs.
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Issue 100|September  2019
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What do I choose? Ext4 or Btrfs?

Upon initialization, ADM presents two choices for file systems. Ext4 and Btrfs. Which is the correct choice?

EXT4 and Btrfs are two popular file systems used in Linux. On ADM, these two options appear during initialization. Because ADM is based on Linux, Ext4 and Btrfs are both supported. Each have their own advantages and disadvantages; EXT4 has a long history and is known for stability while Btrfs is relatively newer. Btrfs also brings different features, including, but not limited to snapshot support.

Compare features using the chart below: 

 

EXT4

Btrfs

Maximum file size

16TB*

16 EB (1 EB=1,000,000 TB*)

Write speeds

High-speed

Regular speed

Supports snapshots?

No

Yes

Stability

Very stable

Stable


While most users select Ext4, ASUSTOR also suggests trying out the features of Btrfs to see if Btrfs is right for you.

 

*1TB = one trillion bytes.

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