LINUX OS on WD Easystore?

I apologize if this question has already been answered in advanced. I checked and didn’t see anything but I could have overlooked it, there is a lot of data here!

Anyway, I’m wondering if this drive can handle running a root partition for linux (ext4) while also serving as a backup (with the rest formatted in NTFS, and my EFI partition remaining on my internal). I know that hypothetically it is possible. That’s not what I’m asking. I’m asking if anyone has done it and had no issues also accessing the rest of their files on the other partition and have been able to dependably do so under both linux and windows (as this would be a dual boot machine, at least).


WD external drives are tested with only Mac and Windows based file systems.