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Best file system for an external HD (not SSD)

Topics: Technical Issues, Users Discussion
Oct 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM
Hi, I want to encrypt an external 2 TB hard disk with files larger than 4 GB. I don't need a hidden volume now, but if I needed it, it'd be likely small. Can I format it in NTFS? The default is exFAT, which seems not to be very reliable.

Plus, how can I do the benchmark on an external drive to choose the fastest algorithm?
And why the benchmark results on the system drive vary (sometimes the fastest is AES, sometimes it's Twofish).