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Offline Famous16

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Tell me what is NTFS...
« on: June 04, 2010, 17:28 »
Hi guys,

Can anyone please tell me what is NTFS and why does everyone recommend I use this instead of FAT32?


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Re: Tell me what is NTFS...
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 17:31 »
Can you please respond to your other threads before asking further questions.
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Re: Tell me what is NTFS...
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 06:58 »
Indeed.... here is some quick info:

NTFS is New Technology File System and is the standard for Windows NT. Its not my choice, then again I choose a linux file system, HFS or ext3. It has many advantages over FAT32 on a Windows machine. Basic FAT has a 2 GB filesize issue, and FAT32 has problems with TB size disks. NTFS should also be faster than FAT32 I believe.

Some futher interesting reading at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/russel_october01.mspx

and http://www.theeldergeek.com/ntfs_or_fat32_file_system.htm
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