NTFS vs EXT3 on Xk3y?

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  1. Shadowhunta
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    Is NTFS really that much slower than EXT3 when it comes to the xk3y? i'm thinking of reformatting my 4TB drive to NTFS just to make life easier (its currently ext3) when transferring files and such, any input would be appreciated :)
     
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    I've only used NTFS on mine but it works plenty fast for me.
     
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    EXT3 loads faster, other then that, barely any difference.
     
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    So i will notice a difference if i'm moving from EXT3 to NTFS?
     
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    In general gameplay, no.
    In loading the list of games when you boot it, yes.
     
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    I noticed a massive speed boost loading games when i switched to ext3, in particular.. Deus Ex. That game took forever to load when i used NTFS
     
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    EXT3 has a bit less overhead than NTFS. If that's a concern, you might want to consider EXT2, then. Yeah, you'll miss out on journally, but if you're not writing to it that often, then it shouldn't be that big of a deal. Either way, the performance boost will be minor.
     
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    Id say if you got the means to format it to EXT3 then do so.
    It will be faster then NTFS but only in loading games at boot.

    Load screens might also be a tad faster but other then that, gameplay wise, nothing changes.
     
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    Guys, I need to format a new drive for my xkey (old one died on me) but the Xk3y forums are no more.
    There was a guide in there for formatting and managing ext2/3/4 disks in windows.
    I can't for the life of me remember the apps that were used apart from ext2fsd for mounting (and I can't even remember the settings needed for it) but my main issue was that if I remember correctly you had to either format to ext2 from a linux installation or with an specific program cause not all of them worked on xkey...
    Can someone help me?
    And yeah, I prefer ext2 because of the stuttering on some cutscenes. That dissapeared as soon as I made the change from NTFS.
     
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