Defragmenting faster with fat32 or ntfs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Doom, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    What file system is faster at defragmenting fat32 or ntfs?
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    ntfs in my experiences.
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    same
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    same, but Ntfs will need defraging less often so it is quicker in the long run ;)
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ntfs hardly needs defragmenting, and doing it doesn't affect performance tiil your drive is pretty bad... fat needs it just about every night for performance sake...I guess that means the answer is ntfs.

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    henyman got his anser in before mine...he's been mighty quick lately
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i too think NTFS.