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  • NTFS

    47 95.92%
  • FAT32

    2 4.08%
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Thread: NTFS or FAT32?

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    Just downloaded a full DVD rip but can't extract it from the RAR because the size is over 4GB and my hard drive file system is FAT32.

    Anyone else still got a FAT32 partition? I've had this hard drive for a good few years and the FAT fromat is the only way I've ever formatted my drives. I'm still living in the stone age.

    I hear both have advantages tho. While NTFS uses smaller clusters and is supposed to be slightly more stable in the face of power outages etc., FAT32 is also said to be a little faster. Of course, my only source for this is a quick Google search. I haven't got a clue personally.

    Anyone else as ignorant as me when it comes to hard drives?
    Last edited by Emdee; 10-29-2005 at 09:20 PM.
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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    There are other partition types.

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    NTFS ftw.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    There are other partition types.
    Not in this poll.
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    definetely ntfs. ntfs can hold a 16TB file. Fat32 only 3-4 GB's..

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    ntfs is better for security and disk performance by the way ntfs file size limit is
    2ter not 16 the reasons for using ntfs over fat go on and on

    http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
    Some good info there
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    ntfs, i dont know why.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    yeah ntfs pwnz fat32..

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    ntfs

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    as soon as I moved to an OS that supported ntfs I never went back. There's no reason to.

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