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ntfs vs fat32


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#1 sabrin

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:57 AM

Hi, my old HD was partitioned with fat32 and my new HD was partitioned NTFS. Ive been told that fat32 is better and that ntfs "assumes" certian things. Maybe I dont know what am talking about but would like to know,
1. is there a difference
2. what is the difference
3. how can I switch from one to the other if possible.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:33 AM

There are a number of differences between FAT32 and NTFS. If you are installing a Windows operating system with the CD you can only format a hdd with a maximum size of 32GB. The maximum file size of FAT32 is 4GB (minus one null byte), that's about the size of a short movie. FAT32 doesn't have file security.

The list goes on, you can read this article for all of the differences, or at least most of them. If you want more information simply google FAT32 vs NTFS.

As far as switching, you can switch FAT32 to NTFS, but you can't switch from NTFS to FAT32.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:16 AM

thanks, that answered it for me
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:20 AM

You are more than welcome. :thumbsup:

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