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File System: Fat 32 or NTFS

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September 25, 2002 11:49:20 PM

Which file system offers the best preformance for office applications and games, Fat 32 or NTFS?

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September 25, 2002 11:56:38 PM

F32, it is like an F16 but twice as fast (you can think of it as Mig of the gamer's file system).

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September 26, 2002 2:45:48 AM

Neither.

Ext3 with journaling is the best.



Everything else is a poor substitute.

Like saccharin instead of sugar. Or skydiving instead of sex...

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September 26, 2002 5:11:11 AM

I personally think Unix File System rulez!

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September 26, 2002 5:54:36 PM

If you are the only person on the machine, or you don't have any files to hide from the other people on the machine, I prefer FAT32. AT least that way it is easier to boot with a dos disk and still access things.

And if Joe downloads something on his desktop, and you want to get to it from your logon, you can't do it with NTFS, just gets in the way.
September 26, 2002 8:23:02 PM

(just in case you've missed the boat;)

the question was about the best performance, not the "better layer of protection"

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September 26, 2002 8:29:06 PM

Office apps and games will run "jelly" slow on Ext3 (and that is in case if you could possibly get them to run at all on such system).

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September 26, 2002 8:30:23 PM

""I personally think Unix File System rulez!""

...for gamez???


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September 27, 2002 2:10:32 AM

Oops, didn't finish reading the whole sentense... go with FAT32 if you're only playing games

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