Hard drives

  Bims 18:52 07 Apr 2005
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I have a 10 GB HD installed with the xp op.sys. & FAT32 format & the other 250GB HD with NTFS format as an extra storage HD.
Is this the correct way to do this?
Thanking you in anticipation,
Ba

  Meekster 19:01 07 Apr 2005

Um, why the fat32 ?

Slower, less secure, less features than NTFS ..

Assuming you don't install anthing else except XP and maybe antivirus/firewall etc to the 10gig drive thats enough space .

Just install other programs to the larger drive or you will soon run out of space .

I think you may be able to convert the fat32 drive to NTFS without lossing anything, see click here

  freaky 19:07 07 Apr 2005

You have formatted each drive correctly, the small drive as FAT32 and the 250GB as NTFS.

NTFS is more efficient in utilising file space than FAT32, but is only suitable for large capacity HD's such as yours.

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