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Old 04-26-2005, 05:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes you will see a speed increase. i did at least.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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FAT32 is faster on small partitions. Use NTFS. It's better. More features and large file support. FAT32 is limited to 4GB files.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i didnt know that about fat32. i just knwe it was old and some other things. guess you learn something new eveyday.
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Yeah, so if you have a movie that's about 10 giga-bytes [that's how much mine are], you won't be able to put in on a FAT32
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i kinda figured that lol
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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NTFS tries to keep its files unfragmented
NTFS by default has small cluster sizes (512 bytes) so there is not much waste of space when a file doesn't use all the cluster's space
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Like apokalipse says, the cluster size with NTFS is a standarn 512 bytes, which you can change, however, to be larger. This allows less disk-waste, and also will be _slower_ with the smaller cluster sizes, but nothing that you'd notice. (slower b/c more clusters)
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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meh, even w/ more clusters it still wipes the charts over fat32. i have found it defrags faster to.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
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With XP? That's because it's defragmenting different.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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but of course, but oyu cant use ntfs w/ 98, me, or 95. that is what im talking aboutl.
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