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<p>It's not a good idea to not do journalling for an external drive. No matter how careful you are, it is just a matter of when you will trip up your USB cable in the middle of a write; and then you should just pray that fsck can save your drive without the journal.</p>
<p>Also, it probably won't hurt using ext4, given that ext4 had several performance improvements over ext3. However, as Theodore T'so - the primary developer of ext4 - said, ext4 is a stopgap until btrfs is ready. IMO, from my experience of using btrfs some time ago, I'd say that btrfs is pretty much ready nowadays.</p>