NFTS OR FAT32 ??

  Robotic_Rob 19:29 19 Jan 2005
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Hey, at the moment i am loosing about 4-5Gb because my hdd is formatted as FAT32. So i am thinking of changing it to NFTS. But i havnt any clue what the advantages and disadvantages of NFTS are. And whether or not it is worth the hassle of changing it. So....any1 willing to give advise ?

Cheers Rob

  stugra 19:31 19 Jan 2005

more secure
can have larger files (>4GB I think)

but

What OS do you have?

  Technotiger 19:33 19 Jan 2005

Hi, if you have XP I would advise NTFS.

Cheers.

  Robotic_Rob 19:35 19 Jan 2005

I have Xp Pro with a 120Gb hdd as me main hdd.

  Tycho 20:49 19 Jan 2005

I use NTFS with W2K mostly because I can secure the files from access by other users of my computer. If you have Partition Magic it is not a big chore.

T

  Technotiger 20:52 19 Jan 2005

Me again - NTFS is more stable than FAT32.

Cheers.

  VoG II 20:52 19 Jan 2005

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Converting is hardly a hassle click here

  freaky 21:28 19 Jan 2005

Converting to NTFS has an advantage over FAT32 because it does not limit the maximum file size to 4Gb.
This means that if you want to backup your Hard Drive then you have less backup files to restore.

It does not however give you any more security than Fat32.

Sorry to contradict you struga!!

  Tycho 17:27 20 Jan 2005

Why did Struga say that NTFS gives greater security and Freaky cantradict him?

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