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Old 21 February 2003, 02:50   #1
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Quick question: What's the latest version of PFS and what difference does it have compared to version 18.5.
 
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Old 21 February 2003, 16:00   #2
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Quick answer: forget it, use SFS(SmartFileSystem), it's free and more stable (I've tried both)...
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Old 21 February 2003, 20:08   #3
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I have tried both and I frequently lost partitions with SFS but this was in 3.1 and a 20gb hd. I'm now using 3.9 yet I will boot into 3.1
 
Old 22 February 2003, 03:21   #4
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I've formatted my drive and will use either PFS or SFS. PFS documentation says it IS faster and more reliable than SFS. Are you absolutely sure I should try SFS again? Can anyone else comment on this?
 
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Hmm, I hope you're wrong Burseg - currently reformatting my Workbench partition to SFS, because I'm sick of FFS creating checksum errors due to crashes during drive writing.

Going well so far, have the SFS filesystem written to my RDB, and have successfully created a test partition.

I purposely reset the machine while copying a file, and it didn't even have to check the disk over on reboot. All existing files were intact, only the one being copied at the time of reboot was missing.

The filename/folder length limit is incorrect though, I still have a 30 limit when the guide claims 100 characters are supported.

Workbench is now installed on SFS, booted fine. Damn, I'd forgotten how good Amiga was with its operating systems. If I'd cloned Windows to a different drive, and back again - all hell would have broken loose
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Old 22 February 2003, 19:55   #6
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I am currently using SFS on an A1200 (KS/WB 3.0) and have been doing it for a couple of months. I have had no problem at all, and I recommend all who had not tried to do it, the difference in speed is immediately noticeable!
 
Old 22 February 2003, 20:28   #7
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I'm going to use a 20GB HD therefore the filesystem has to handle a 18.5GB partition properly even under OS3.1

PFS did handle it properly but I never had more than 4GB data on a partition. FFS is not an option, SFS and PFS are clearly better than it but which one is better than the other?
 
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One thing that is now happening a lot, is crashing mid boot (flashing LED, software failure).

Now I don't know if this is attributed to something else, because both my IDE controller and PSU have been playing up of late. But I can't recall experiencing this exact issue when on FFS.

Come to think of it, I'll note down the code and stick it in TheGuru. Might help.
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