I keep all my files on a ‘Main’ external HDD - its NTFS as I have to dual boot with Win 10 because of work
The other day I stooopidly overwrote the data disk with a swap partition (DOH!)
Luckily, I keep a backup on another ‘Backup’ NTFS HDD
So I copied my 1TB of files from the Backup HDD to my Main HDD (both NTFS) using cp -pr <SOURCE> <DEST>
It took days
So, Question No. 1, please:
The next time I copy a lot of data from one NTFS HDD to another, is it going to be a lot quicker to do this in windows, than it was in Linux, since NTFS is a Microsoft format?
Question No. 2:
I then had to copy my files from the ‘Main’ NTFS external HDD to a third HDD, but EXT4 this time, for something completely unrelated (getting Nextcloud ubuntu appliance on a RPI going again)
This was far far quicker - a few hours
So, if I change my backup HDD to EXT4, will it be:
(a) quicker to copy from EXT4 backup to NTFS HDD in linux than from NTFS to NTFS in WINDOWS?
(b) quicker to copy from EXT4 backup to NTFS HDD in linux than from NTFS to NTFS in LINUX?
This new exFAT driver from Samsung is a much newer version of the driver compared to the original exFAT driver that for the past several cycles has been part of the staging area. That existing driver is on a much older (years older) implementation compared to the current Samsung driver now part of the proper file-system area. This is the same driver that Samsung is shipping by the millions across their Android product portfolio and Samsung will continue to upstream their improvements to the Linux kernel.