NTFS or FAT32?


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Guest

I have been talled, that working with NTFS can harm HDD more often compaired to FAT32.
My HDD had been crashed after less than 1 year of non massive work.
Is it true? that with NTFS, the HDD works harder, and dies earlier?
thanks in advance
 
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Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

Absolute nonsense. Whomever told you that should stick to their
primary job and area of expertise - flipping burgers at McDonalds, I
presume.

If your hard drive failed after only a year of use, it was
defective from the beginning. Either get it replaced under warranty,
or buy a better quality replacement.

Bruce Chambers
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

You were "talled" wrong and given poor advice. NTFS is the
preferred file system for Windows XP for many reasons.
Please read the following:

Benchmarking on Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysperf/benchmark.mspx

NTFS Preinstallation and Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/winpreinst/ntfs-preinstall.mspx

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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|I have been talled, that working with NTFS can harm HDD more often compaired to FAT32.
| My HDD had been crashed after less than 1 year of non massive work.
| Is it true? that with NTFS, the HDD works harder, and dies earlier?
| thanks in advance
| --
| rafi
 
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n1xtv

Carey Frisch said:
You were "talled" wrong and given poor advice. NTFS is the
preferred file system for Windows XP for many reasons.
Please read the following:
<snip>

Running XPPro SP1. I'd like to switch two HD partitions (E and F "drives")
from FAT32 to NTFS but am concerned about CDRW and DVDRW, as I use Roxio
Easy CD and DVD Creator 6. Any problems with UDF read/write after I switch?

Michael
 
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Tom

n1xtv said:
<snip>

Running XPPro SP1. I'd like to switch two HD partitions (E and F "drives")
from FAT32 to NTFS but am concerned about CDRW and DVDRW, as I use Roxio
Easy CD and DVD Creator 6. Any problems with UDF read/write after I switch?

Michael
No problems, other than the file system not defaulting to the right cluster size. NTFS and FAT** have nothing whatsoever to do with your files, programs, etc. they are simply means of storing data. Think of it this way. You have a written letter, and you place it in your mailbox for pickup, then it arrives in another type of box. The letter's content didn't change, only the storage of the letter.


First, read here if you are going to do this change:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.htm
 
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Tom

Carey Frisch said:
You were "talled" wrong and given poor advice. NTFS is the
preferred file system for Windows XP for many reasons.
Please read the following:
WTF is "talled"?
 
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Unknown

'Told'---------Can't you understand hillwilliam talk?

Carey Frisch said:
You were "talled" wrong and given poor advice. NTFS is the
preferred file system for Windows XP for many reasons.
Please read the following:
WTF is "talled"?
 

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