I have a 60 GB openSuse partition (on a SSD), with a 20 GB root partition formatted with btrfs, and a 40 GB /home partition formatted with XFS.

Due to how small the amount of space is, I am planning on symlinking my Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Musics, etc. from my /home directory to a 200 GB microSD card, which by default is exFat I believe.

I'm not sure what "heavy write/read" would be defined as, but I'll be doing standard downloading and reading from documents, pictures and music, as well as weekly browser data backups to the SD card.

I'm wondering if this warrants changing the filesystem (as I was recommended not to use a journalling filesystem to reduce wear), and if it does, what filesystem should I change it to?

One recommendation I had received was F2FS, but I simply don't know enough about filesystems to judge what's needed and what's better

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    IMHO this is off-topic. I don't see a file system as "software" which you install. In addition I wonder what problem you're trying to solve. Does exFAT solve your problem or not? If not, why not? You also have a recommendation for F2FS. We don't offer software comparisons here. We don't want to decide for you. You give the requirements and we find something that fits. And if exFAT or F2FS do what you need, there's no need for a question. Choose whichever you like. – Thomas Weller Oct 12 '16 at 20:02
  • I think thta you would get a better answer at unix.stackexchange.com – Mawg Oct 13 '16 at 17:16
  • @Mawg thanks for the suggestion – Abdul Oct 13 '16 at 17:20