File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre

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Joulinar
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Re: File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre

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it depends how you setup your disks. The disks in a JBOD array can function as their own individual volumes or can be connected or spanned, to form a single logical volume.
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DarrenHill
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Re: File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre

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If they're spanned (RAID0) or mirrored (RAID1, at least for 2 drives) then they're not JBOD.

JBOD means they are individual disks and not connected in any way. They operate entirely independently of one another, and one failing does not affect any other drive, but the data is lost as it is equally not replicated anywhere (at least automatically).

It's arguable that if you have a JBOD array that you then combine into a spanned volume using a volume manager or suchlike that you're creating a RAID0 array anyway, and they're no longer JBOD.
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Re: File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre

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Joulinar wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:22 am Hi,

If possible try to use ext4 instead of exfat on your HDD. You will have less issues if you use download clients who will write to the disk.
Hi. Could you explain (for clumsy) the advantages and disadvantages (if any) of using external drives formatted in ext4. I am mounting a file server and plex on a Raspberry pi4. Right now I use extfat for the external disk. I never disconnect the disk from the Raspberry and the file transfer is done via samba or sftp to a PC with Windows 10 or through Android. Would it be advisable to switch to ext4? will I have performance improvements, reliability? Thanks a lot
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Re: File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre

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let me pull off this old post from mid of 2019 viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6030
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