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Old 03-19-2004, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the difference between the 2?
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I think from 40GB you need to use NTFS
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Old 03-19-2004, 04:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no FAT32 supports volumes up to 2 terrabytes. winxp limits the size of creating FAT32 volumes to only 32GB and winxp (with no service packs) only has support for NTFS volumes up to 120GB.

here's how to decide:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e.../october01.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/arc...eploy/fat.mspx
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Also consider the security benefits of NTFS.

FAT32 - NO SECURITY...

NTFS - HIGH security


If its just a game computer, it wont matter.

If its something with serious/confidential data... I would definitely go withthe NTFS.
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Also consider the security benefits of NTFS.

FAT32 - NO SECURITY...

NTFS - HIGH security


If its just a game computer, it wont matter.

If its something with serious/confidential data... I would definitely go withthe NTFS.
Thats what I was going to bring up as well..When I get asked what the main difference between the two I always say security
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you say high security, but my experience with NTFS is that it provides little difference over FAT other than it is more stable. better security?..... i think not.

i can just take ownership of a folder and than where is the security in that? also winxp Encrypting File System is a joke. Dave was telling me a simple brute force attack will break EFS. so basically the main reason to use NTFS is that it is less likely to corrupt data than FAT.

if you want security use drivecrypt with triple blowfish cipher, 1344 bit encryption. use Gdisk or BCwipe to destroy all data on your hard disk using department of defense method and default 7 passes
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you say high security, but my experience with NTFS is that it provides little difference over FAT other than it is more stable. better security?..... i think not.

i can just take ownership of a folder and than where is the security in that? also winxp Encrypting File System is a joke. Dave was telling me a simple brute force attack will break EFS. so basically the main reason to use NTFS is that it is less likely to corrupt data than FAT.

if you want security use drivecrypt with triple blowfish cipher, 1344 bit encryption. use Gdisk or BCwipe to destroy all data on your hard disk using department of defense method and default 7 passes
Well I didnt mean security for admins and networks and such...but for the home user it is far more superior than FAT32 in security featueres...I'm sure granny or Uncle Bob isnt gonna be worried about hard core encrypting ;-)
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OK then i think i just realized the problem with my computer constantly having a blue screen then restarting and windows saying it just recovered from a seriousy error...


How can i convert my System from NTFS to FAT32 ?
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