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    can windows read linux partitioned nas drives or vise versa?

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    Please be more specific about "nas drives"

    Do you mean shares offered by a nas device?
    This usually involves network protocols like nfs, cifs, ftp and/or iscsi.
    In any of these cases, linux and windows can use them.

    The other case:
    You directly connect a drive to a computer.
    In that case:
    linux can read and write the windows filesystems fat32 and ntfs

    Windows can (halfway) read and write ext2 and ext3.
    Halfway, as it is possible but I was never satisfied with performance and stabilitiy of these solutions.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Yeah im looking for a safe storage solution for dual booting. I head of lan external drives with linux built in to it. It would be great if I could format it in ext4 and read it in windows with out worrying about scanning, improper shutdowns or corruption.

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