partition to fat32 or ntfs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bretenn, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    ok... i hav 1gig of ram... two disk in same ide
    and i decided to make a partition on the second disk for the pagefile... i set it to 2gig rather than 1.5....!
    should i partition it to ntfs or fat32??
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    doesn't really matter much to tell the truth, as long as you got all the partitions of the same type, either fat32 or ntfs.

  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Won't NTFS be more faster and stable?
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    NTFS is actually a little slower than FAT32, plus NTFS requires about 12% overhead on the drive so if you are using 75% for the PF and then another 12% now you are up to 87% usage. NTFS's real advantage is its security features so it is really not necesary. I would and do use FAT32 for my PF partition.
  5. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    so is it better set the pagefile to my second hardidsk (same cable)?
    i think i will use fat32 for it...
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Use FAT32 for quicker read/write. Page file on drive set as slave is ok but if drive was on it's own ide it would be better.
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg Guest

    ...and if it was a RAID 0 configuration it would be even better yet.

    It doesn't mean he CAN do it, he may only have 2 IDE channels, one for his cd rom and one for his hdd.

    I have a RAID 0 configuration and everything the wind.