Can I mount exFAT on Linux? On Linux, the support for exFAT has been available with a userspace implementation of exFAT filesystem, called fuse-exfat . The Linux kernel has incorporated native support for exFAT starting from version 5.4.
Is exFAT stable on Linux? With Linux 5.8~5.9 the modern exFAT Linux kernel driver appears to be in good shape and thus time for running some benchmarks on it. In our testing so far it has worked quite reliably and in better shape than the former staging driver that was merged in late 2019.
Is exFAT the same as ext4? exFAT uses a File Allocation Table with pre-allocation. Meaning files are likely to take up more space than the actual data. ext4 on the other hand has delayed allocation and a lot of other goodies that will make it more space efficient.
Can Linux read exFAT partitions? You can use exFAT drives on Linux with full read-write support, but you’ll need to install a few packages first. Try connecting an exFAT-formatted drive without installing the required software and you’ll often see “Unable to mount” error message saying “unknown file system type: ‘exfat’.”