Greetings all experts!
I have just bought myself a new Seagate 2TB external harddrive and am considering what filesystem to use on it.
The problem is that I need a filesystem that
- is universally accessible (read and write) as I plan to use it across multiple operating systems (EDIT: I intend to use this drive on computers where it would be too much trouble to install drivers/software before being able to use the drive.)
- is without limitations such as filesize (e.g. FAT32's 4GB limitation), permissions, etc.
- is open-source - I despise anything proprietary, especially Microsoft
I have read about Samsung's F2FS, and it sounds near enough. It's just that it is not yet widely supported.
If all else fails, I would probably use NTFS (arrgh) as it is supported by both Linux, of which I am an avid user, and "Windoze". There is not as many OSX devices around in South Africa yet, so that's not such a big problem.
Is there such a filesystem, is there one in development, or does it yet have to be developed? I'll keep up hope either for me to discover/learn about one, or a new one to be developed.