I'm planning on setting a dual-boot machine with Windows (8.1) and Debian sitting on different partitions of an SSD.
The problem here is my 1.5TB storage drive. I'm planning to use Windows and Debian equally, so I need to format this drive in a way that it works as good as possible on both systems. There's also an additional requirement: Windows should be able to flawlessly work with user folders moved to the storage drive.
So far I'm only looking to the following options:
1) FAT32 is not actually an option, but worth mentioning for others to see, if your storage partition is 32GB or smaller than this is perfect;
2) NTFS. Both Windows and Linux can work with this filesystem, but Linux will probably show very high CPU usage while working with NTFS partitions;
3) Ext4 seems to be the best option, but I can't find any info about how well does Windows handle it. Ext2sd, as well as Paragon software, don't have any information on performance, I'm afraid of it being worse than NTFS in Linux. Also I have no idea how well does it combine with Windows user folders.
Are there any other options I've overlooked? Perhaps, NTFS isn't that bad on a fairly powerful machine? Is EXT4 perfect for this scenario, or it's going to a huge pain to make it work decently on Windows?