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FAT 32 vs NTFS File System

Hope I'm in the right category. I'm using an Acer Intel Celeron D, Win XP (Home Edition) and my file system is FAT 32. I've heard that NTFS is superior and I am thinking of converting it. I understand that once converted, it is irrevisible. Should I convert it to NTFS and in what way is it better than FAT 32. Please enlighten me, thanks.

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NTFS vs FAT32

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Two main reasons

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NTFS is more efficient in its use of disk space, and it has better security. Though that isn't saying much, since FAT had no security provisions whatsoever. This all comes at the cost of an imperceptible performance hit (if your system is 1GHz or faster) due to the added overhead of NTFS.

I'm also not positive on this, but I don't think the conversion process gives you a fully featured NTFS setup. If I'm right, then the only way to achieve that would be to format and reinstall, using NTFS from the beginning. I'm not positive on this, so you'll have to try and find a definitive answer on your own. Just remember to use the appropriate level of skepticism in regards to the Wikipedia links provided. Most of the time Wikipedia info is quite good, but not always. Anyone with an agenda can edit almost any article.

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From what I have heard...

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NTFS file systems are more reliable when the system crashes...meaning there is less chance of lost or corrupted data if your computer locks and you have to press the power button to shut it off.
I hope this helps you.
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Thanks for the information guys.

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