I've a question, hope I'm not breaking your trains of thought.
Say I have a 500 GB External Hard Drive, and I want to backup both Linux (ext4) Data, and also Windows Data, which would be NTFS, would it be critical to make two partitions, 1.) for Linux; and a 2nd, as NTFS for the Win Data ? This is a scenario where I'd regularly be backing both filetypes.
My gut tells me to just use a single drive for a single filetype, at this point in time.
I've a feeling I stuffed up my Maxtor drive by not taking file systems into account.
If I was using a USB flash drive I know I can, or I have,... just used Fat32 for both NTFS, and Ext4.
Any thoughts ?.