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

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    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.


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  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

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

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    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?

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    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 flies...like the wind.