NTFS or FAT32 ?
1st I am running on Win XP and my wife is using Win ME and we are networked. If I change from Fat32 to NTFS file system will we still be able to network the two computers? Since I do not plan on a duel boot I think changeing over would be a good Idea. It takes forever to defrag and I think it's because I'm running Fat32?
Any Ideas? ........ Ray
I'm pretty sure the network should still work.. not 100% though.. but it should.. if you have a large hard drive with lots of files and folders.. switching to NTFS should speed things up.. but if you have a small drive.. FAT32 is faster..
You will have no problems networking between a system that's running NTFS and a system running FAT32/16. And yes, I'm 101% sure about that... As file system to select, both NTFS and FAT have their advantages and disadvantages. NTFS will use disk space much more effieciently vs. FAT32 since the default cluster size for partitions 2049MB and larger is 4KB vs. FAT32 partitions size of 32,768MB is 32KB...
You may want to read here:
NTFS(5) Vs. FAT(32)
Thank You Guys for the help. ... Ray
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