Fat32 vs NTFS ( Yeah, I know )

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

    Yeah ok.. I know it's covered everywhere bla bla bla..But I havnt seen anyone ask this one..

    1: With NTFS do programs and games or whatsoever have more trouble running then in Fat32?
    2: Is there a speed diff. in Games using NTFS ?
    3: Is is worth going NTFS on a 20Gig?
    4: If I would want to go NTFS after you guys help me ;) Is is better to convert or just reformat my XP Pro/FAT32 that has nothing really installed yet except Counter-Strike :p
    5: Thanks alot.
    6: Read line 5: ;)

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  2. Roshambo

    Roshambo Guest

    In my experiance


    1) Not that I have noticed
    2) Yer there is a minor speed difference. I have not really noticed it though. NTFS is slightly slower.
    3) Depends.. do you need security? if not.. go FAT32
    4) I'd reformat.. just to be safe

  3. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

    OK, Thx
  4. silent_bob

    silent_bob Guest

    personally i wood uz FAT32 cos NTFS cant b read wiv a win 9x boot biscuit. so if ur like me and skrew ur winxp installation rite royally ur skrew'd cos u cant read da NTFS partition!!!!!!!!!!

    At least i couldnt figure out howta do it (win 2k boot biscuits dont work wiv XP)
  5. Roshambo

    Roshambo Guest

    Use your xp install cd

    Use your xp install cd to boot off of and you will be able to.
  6. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

    What about if I have a 40g Drive or more?.. I heard that Fat32 is not that great over 32 Gigs.. :(
  7. Roshambo

    Roshambo Guest


    If your drive is over 30 gigs, I would go NTFS for sure ( all mine are large drives, I have a 40,60,80, and 100 gig drive.. NTFS on them all )
  8. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

    K, thx that's what I thought... Another little thingy, How the hell do I remove XP HOME under my nick..lol :p
  9. Roshambo

    Roshambo Guest

    no clue

    no clue.. I just started posting here today
  10. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    click on 'user cp' just below the xp-erience banner on the top of this page. then click on edit profile.

    go to:

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    There you go.
  11. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

    Me 2 ..lol

    Another question came up .

    Let's say i have NTFS on my master Drive and I connect a Slave drive that has Fat32. Can I see my info on my slave drive? and can I copy stuff from it to my Master drive?

  12. Roshambo

    Roshambo Guest

    as long as

    As long as you are using an operating system that can read NTFS and fat32 to do the copying.. and since you are using XP.. you are in good shape
  13. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict


    I'am doing what you said but I dont have that section..

    This is what I have...

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  14. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    1. actually this isn't the right forum to post this question
    2. Maybe the option will appear after a certein ammount of posts
    3. Mine sits between birthdate and additional info
    4. Pose this question in the help-forum.