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10-09-02, 05:04 PM
Ive been reading and it says that NTFS is better than FAT32. Im running XP and i will probably use NTFS. But i need to know if i will beable to copy files between another 2k machine which is on FAT32.

Also could people post some good things about NTFS over FAT32.


The Baron
10-09-02, 06:40 PM
NTFS--no Scandisk after a failed shutdown, it's faster, encryption, etc. al.

Basically, it's a far superior format. And as long as you're copying the Win2k stuff while you're in XP, it'll read fine.

10-09-02, 08:56 PM
between a 2k machine as in networking? no problem.

10-10-02, 10:20 AM
Rage 3D thread:

Good/Bad points for both filesystems :)

10-10-02, 02:06 PM
I have tried both and to be honest i dont know which is faster, if one is its by a very small amount. When i switched to XP i started using NTFS and liked the fact there was no error checking anymore but didn't like the fact i couldn't see my paritions with a Win98 Boot disk. Right now im running Fat32 for both my System C: paritition and Storage D: partition. I am planning to format soon and i think i'll give NTFS another shot just because i can.

10-13-02, 08:57 PM
I have two hardrives , one is ntfs and the other one is fat32. copying files from one hardrive to another doesnt seem to be a problem. i dont think you should any problems.

10-13-02, 09:31 PM
Yeah! I like NTFS, only thing I use, I am thinking about adding another 80 gig to this, that one will also be NTFS. On my other comp I got all sorts of partitions that I made with Partition Magic Pro 7, its great. But anyways, you should have no problem.

10-13-02, 09:36 PM
i don't see why people have probs running ntfs, my old quantum bigfoot 4 gig 3400rpm is running ntfs and loaded completely with mp3's and it works awesome.

10-14-02, 06:43 PM
my thoughts exactly. I have a bigfoot 3400 4.3 giger loaded with my mp3's, i just hope it doesnt die of old age.

10-14-02, 09:54 PM
well if you intend to use linux remember that you can only read NTFS partition since M$ doesnt realease any info about NTFS the progress is very slow.

10-15-02, 01:56 AM
also if you ever happen to screw up your installation boot disks can't see anything on an NTFS partition either

The Baron
10-15-02, 06:49 PM
That's why the WinXP CD is bootable... :rolleyes:

And NTFS support for Linux will probably be in the 2.6 kernels, which should be out before TOO long... ;)

10-16-02, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by =SSC=The Baron
That's why the WinXP CD is bootable... :rolleyes:

And NTFS support for Linux will probably be in the 2.6 kernels, which should be out before TOO long... ;)

nop it wont be out in the 2.6.. andrew already siad it.
In fact it could take several years...