A bit of advise regardind NTFS

  geewis357 18:47 29 Dec 2006

The other day I decided to buy a 250 Gig HD from EBAY, sure enough I got a great bargin and got the drive 2 days later. The thing I would like to be sure of, is it ok to convert to NTFS or is there something I am missing.

  woodchip 18:49 29 Dec 2006

If you only use it for XP so such then make it NTFS I would chop the drive up into four if it was mine

  VoG II 18:49 29 Dec 2006

There shouldn't be a problem click here

  anskyber 18:52 29 Dec 2006

Have a look at this click here NTFS is the route to go unless your have an older OS.

  geewis357 18:55 29 Dec 2006

Thanks guys your advise has reasured what I was thinking, I have partition magic and will do the deed later on tonight.

  Migwell 19:02 29 Dec 2006

Why bother to split the drive up into 4 or enything else, surley it is better to have one big drive, than 3 or 4 small ones in efect. I have 2 200 Gig drives and would never split them up they fill up fast enough as it is. But yes use NTFS as it is more secure than FAT 32 etc.

  woodchip 19:08 29 Dec 2006

Because Even NTFS Cluster size goes up with Partition Size. Also it's easier to Backup C:\ if it smaller and Programs are loaded to D:\ rather than C:\ I would create the first three as 50Gb and the Last as one Big one for Video files

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