Can Qbittorrent Write to EXT4 Partitions?

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Can Qbittorrent Write to EXT4 Partitions?

Post by spetrillo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:18 am

I am new to Linux, so I wanted to check before I format my drive partitions incorrectly.

I have two drives. The first one will be used exclusively by Qbittorrent. The second drive will be used by Filebot, to rename all downloaded media files to appropriate names. Can Qbittorrent write to EXT4 or should this be NTFS.


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Re: Can Qbittorrent Write to EXT4 Partitions?

Post by Peter » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:01 am

It doesn't matter what program you run, like qBittorrent in this case.
Filesystems are the job of the operating system. So in your case, it's Linux. ext2, ext3, ext4 are all native filesystems on Linux, so it will handle ext4 just fine. Any program will, including qBittorrent.

NTFS should be used IF you want to use this drive from Windows as well - because Linux is capable of writing/reading NTFS. but Windows cannot read ext4.

Hope this clears things up.

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