Hello, my large data HDD has NTFS filesystems made in MS Windows and my cold backup HDDs also.
My Manjaro system drive has ext4 filesystem.
It seems i can use NTFS on Linux, write to it, i can use some improved driver for it: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/wondering-how-to-install-aur-package-ufsd-module-dkms
I prefer if i do not need to change filesystems, but i am thinking that the NTFS can damage and maybe i will have issue fixing it on Linux, so the QUESTION: how important is to change filesystem when i moved from Windows to Manjaro, why?
About HDD: large one with rather big files on it and two multi-terabyte veracrypt containers (1TB+ file).
HDD has 85% of activity mixed reading.
I was interested in deduplication (ZFS) but my computer not yet have enough RAM possibly, maybe i can have 1GB per 1TB disk space if is counted compressed in-memory swap (zswap).
UPDATE: i see is that on Windows, i was able to launch an app that is IOPS and IO intensive on the NTFS filesystem, but on Manjaro this apps seems significantly slower and at same time the top CPU usage process is the mount.ntfs which is near 100% (bottleneck?) on quad core CPU + 45.0wa (iowait) value. Here “ps” output:
(CPU value reported by ps as 16.6)
cmd: /usr/bin/mount.ntfs /dev/sdd1 /run/media/user/XTB -o rw,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1001,windows_names,uhelper=udisks2