Originally posted by jeece
NTFS is the way to go for Win2000 and XP, or any NT kernel OS.
Well i'd say it's more of a personal preference.
NTFS is the native file format for Win NT based operating systems. There's a lot of advantages of using it but, I would add that it's not for everybody. NTFS has a lot of system overhead and if you happen to have a small HDD, i would suggest using FAT 32 instead. The security built into NTFS is I think a bit of an overkill for the average user who doesn't know much about computers. For instance if you happen to lose your log-on password - you're pretty much screwed. You either need a 3rd party tool to break in or reinstall the OS. In a case like mine, where i have a 200 GB HDD, you're almost forced to use NTFS. I cannot imagine using FAT32 with one single large partition and having a huge cluster size that goes along with it.
It has more to do with the needs of the invidual using the PC and how knowledgeable they are with PCs. Even on a FAT32 HDD, Win2000 and Win XP will run smoothly.