FAT32 lags behind the other file systems in access times, while exFAT and NTFS are much closer to each other.
These benchmarks represent real-life copy/paste workloads, and the data confirms that NTFS seems to be the best choice, followed by exFAT. FAT32 really shows its age here, making it a very unattractive choice for SSDs.
- What's A File System? Does It Matter?
- File Systems: FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, and HFS+
- Test SSDs: Samsung 830 And Zalman F1 Series
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- AS SSD: Random And Sequential Throughput
- AS SSD: Access Time, Copy Benchmark, And Overall Score
- CrystalDiskMark: Random And Sequential Throughput
- Benchmark Results: Iometer 4 KB Random And Streaming Read/Write
- Benchmark Results: Iometer Workload Tests
- Benchmark Results: PCMark 7
- Stick To NTFS On Windows