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Old 10-09-02, 05:04 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 10-09-02, 06:40 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-09-02, 08:56 PM   #3
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between a 2k machine as in networking? no problem.
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Old 10-10-02, 10:20 AM   #4
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http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthre...eadid=33603383

Good/Bad points for both filesystems
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Old 10-10-02, 02:06 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-13-02, 08:57 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-13-02, 09:31 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-13-02, 09:36 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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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.
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also if you ever happen to screw up your installation boot disks can't see anything on an NTFS partition either
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That's why the WinXP CD is bootable...

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