Originally Posted by Gennoise
There should be no problem using ext2/3 once you've installed ext2fsd on your windows machine. It's a bit of a hassle, but in my opinion it's worth it. If you look around, you'll see many topics regarding Dune problems with NTFS formatted drives, but virtually none about ext2/3 formatted drives.
Perhaps most of the differences have been resolved by now, but also keep in mind that the EXT filesystem in the native linux filesystem. NTFS was developed by microsoft for windows NT. It is only thanks to hackers who reverse engineered NTFS that linux can now support it.
Thanks for your reply, I have ordered the Dune HD Smart H1 and the Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB (Cache 64 MB / 5900RPM / Sata 6Gb/s) ST2000DL003 and not recieved any of them yet.
1. I would like to ask you if I in this case should format it in the Dune (or the PC?) and if I should use EXT2 or EXT3?
2. Also is there a "Full EXT2/EXT3 format" like the NTFS (quick vs. full option) for example? I would like to use a "Full" option to ensure the HDD is indeed fully functional.
3. Is there some particular setting with the "inode" that I should/can use? I have read about it somewhere...
4. So by using the Ext2Fsd software I should be able to connect my Dune in a USB SATA HDD Docking Station aswell as using the "USB-slave" option to my PC? I would like to be able to use this option along with the regular FTP-function of the Dune. I am using Windows 7 x64.
Thanks once more for all input in this thread by MarkE19 and Gennoise!