NTFS or FAT

  tardis100 19:44 11 Aug 2010
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I am just about to buy a new computer, and would be grateful if anyone could advise me about the file system, should I go for NTFS or FAT and I gather it will be FAT64. I keep reading bits about both and don't know what the advantages are the one over the other? Some guidance would be appreciated.

  Zeppelyn 20:11 11 Aug 2010

You dont need any guidance or to worry, I assume your PC will come with Windows 7 preinstalled so will be NTFS.

Even if your installing your own copy of Win 7 it will format as NTFS.

  tardis100 20:20 11 Aug 2010

OK thanks for that - but why the different systems? what does one have over the other?

  woodchip 20:40 11 Aug 2010

Fat wastes Disc Space but runs faster than NTFS, and it shows more on a low speck system

  tardis100 20:48 11 Aug 2010

Thanks for that really appreciate all the information and help on these forums

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