Acer T120 Desktop. XP - sp3 - 2gb ram.
Not life threatening, but I thought i'd ask:
My machine has two hdd's.
C: 120gb Seagate (ide) - for normal use. This uses NTFS.
D: 40gb WD (ide) that I basically just store my music on. This is FAT32. (**As it's now full, I wanted to clear everything off this small disk to leave room purely for music. Being a bit dim, I'm not sure what of the files that I can delete, and what the disk actually needs to run. I'll ask that specific question later**).
Originally the WD was the C: drive & I added the SG myself. As you will see, I changed the priority whilst doing so.
I don't recall setting it up to use NTFS as I had never heard of it at the time.
I am now wondering what the difference is between the two systems, & whether it would be wise to have them both the same.
Any comments please ?
**If anyone can help here as well, it would save writing another post.**
I think it's time to convert D: to NTFS. As I'm not sure what i'm doing, i'll make a folder on C: to copy everything to Justin Case I [email protected]@er things up. After converting, can drop 'em all back.
When/if I get help with the second part of my post, I can then delete what I don't need.
Fat32 is more widely supported.
NTFS is not suitable for Flash drives because of the overheads and journaling.
exFat has been developed for Solid state storage (particularly Flash type)
I only use NTFS if I need big files and will switch to ExFat when it is supported more.
I use Fat32 because I used my external disk with machines that Do NOT support NTFS.
I did change D: to NTFS. As it is a secondary drive, it's that that important.
I took everything off & converted. I then did a Clean Up & defrag.
I then just replaced the actual Music Folder - just trying to see if the drive actually needs any of the other files & folders. So far, it looks like No. So that gave me a bit more room.
thank all for your advice.
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