What is the fastest hard drive format?

I don't care if it takes up more space, but can I format a HD to exFAT (w/highest allocation size) before I install an OS?
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about what fastest hard drive format
  1. Best answer
    NTFS file protections eliminate much of the risk associated with FAT. I'd recommend using NTFS for boot / programs / game partitions to protect the files. FAT can be used for temp and page files on their own partition, ideally paced at the front of the drive. This gives a very small boost in performance considered not worth it where file integrity is of concern.
  2. Best answer selected by wigglerthefish.
  3. How do I create a partition on the drive and format it differently from the rest of the drive?
Ask a new question

Read More

Hard Drives HD Format Storage