FAT32 and NTFS structure

  dopeman1992 22:13 24 Mar 2008

hello could someone please tell me how the structure of FAT32 differs from the structure of NTFS - i read somewhere something to do with FAT32 having a honeycomb structure?

cheers :)

  rossgolf 22:13 24 Mar 2008

NTFS is faster and more secure and reliable. and more widely used nowadays

  dopeman1992 22:15 24 Mar 2008

yeh i no, i just wanted to learn more about it in depth

  MAT ALAN 22:15 24 Mar 2008
  AlanHo 23:14 24 Mar 2008
  woodchip 23:25 24 Mar 2008

Fat32 waste's Drive space it uses Waste's more the bigger the bigger the partition one way is like if when loading a program lots of files are loaded and if say the cluster size is 16kb and the file was 4kb the space would be called slack. the NTFS only uses a 4k cluster. So files would be broke up to fit in them it is slower not faster, but more secure file system. Both Have there for's and against. a Fat32 system can only create a 4Gb file no bigger NTFS can go bigger than this so a Video would not be split into 4Gb files. NTFS can Read Fat32, But Fat32 cannot read NTFS

  Dopeman 00:47 25 Mar 2008

thankyou woodchip, what exactly is a cluster, i got a rough idea of what a cluster is from the context you used it but i would like to know


  woodchip 15:59 25 Mar 2008

These can tell you better than me and saves lots of typing.

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