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What's The Fastest Linux Filesystem On Cheap Flash Media?

Oct 26, 2010, 17:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David North)

"Compact Flash and SD storage cards are everywhere; gigabytes for cheap in a tiny form factor. Most come formatted with VFAT. So what is the fastest Linux filesystem for these little devices?

"Flash drives and SD Cards are getting bigger, faster and cheaper. They're not just for sucking down snaps from your pocket camera any more: they're backup storage, portable homedirs, netbook expansion ... you name it.

"Most arrive with a VFAT filesystem, and usually stay that way. But for a lot of applications, this is not ideal. Curious if the filesystem made any difference, we did what Feynman would have done: tested some.

"For once, testing gave a pretty clear answer. So what is the fastest filesystem linux folks can use on their flash media?"

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