convert to ntfs

  jimmer409® 07:46 23 May 2004
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Hi everyone, I bought a well speced time computer about 2 years ago, running xp home, from what i read most such computers use the ntfs system, but my hard drive is fat32, would you advise to convert to ntfs and if so are there any dangers, i know how to do the conversion, but understand once done you cannot convert back to fat32. comments please

  Mister Splendid 08:31 23 May 2004

The ntfs file system is more secure than fat32 and can make more efficient use of hdd space because of the smaller allocation unit size that can be used. It is also said to be a little slower. The conversion can indeed not be reversed, not without formatting. You should have no problems converting. But unless you need the file security, if fat32 is working fine for you, there is no need to convert. Leave it untill you need to format.

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