The charts below compare the performance of the default ext4 Linux file system, open source VFAT, open source, user space NTFS-3G and Tuxera FAT kernel driver as well as other Tuxera file systems. The benchmark results are presented for both SSD HDD and SD memory card on common embedded hardware.
Embedded hardware: Marvell 6192 800 MhZ, 512 MB RAM, ARM,120 GB Corsair Force GT SSD SATA 3.
Embedded hardware: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core, ARM, 2 GB RAM, Sandisk UHS-1 64 GB SDXC.
In both embedded benchmarks Tuxera FAT and other Tuxera file systems perform significantly faster than ext4 and open source VFAT. At the bottom end, NTFS-3G hit performance bottleneck when the driver’s CPU usage was always close to 100%. To compare, Tuxera NTFS driver’s CPU usage was around only 15-40% to achieve the much higher, maximum transfer rate using the specific hardware and bus interface.