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    File Systems?

    On my Windows XP system I have hooked up several external disk drives.

    The C drive on my system has the NTFS file system as do two of the three external drives I have on the system. The third external drive has a FAT32 file system.

    What are the differences between the systems? Should the FAT32 drive be changed to NTFS and is that change even possible?

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    NTFS is more reliable and can handle bigger drive sizes (which is not really problem in this case). The drive can be converted to NTFS. Whether it should, depends on what you want to use it for but. As a general rule I do prefer to use NTFS.
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    FAT 32 drives are also restricted to a max file size of about 4 gig. The drive is usable on both Windows and Mac and many video devices require FAT32.
    Joe

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