I haven't tried this, but curious, since most computers at work are runing the OS in FAT32, and we have NT4, W2K, and XP. I also wonder if it can be reversed.Originally Posted by PCstats
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Well FAT 32 is faster than NTFS. It's just that NTFS has a lot more advantages to it except absolute speed.
I agree with Conan, the stability of NTFS is really good compared to FAT32 so all except really old machine should happily run NTFS.Originally Posted by Conan
I've done the convert before. Slow, but it works.
You can convert FAT 32 to NTFS using this method but it's irreversible. The only way to switch back is formatting the drive. BTW, it didn't take me more than 5 minutes to do the conversion!
I converted due to an article I read somewhere saying that FAT was notorious for corruption. The other reason is that it defrags SOOO fast. FAT32 will take like 4 hours on an almost full 20GB 95% fragmented disk compared to 1/2 hour with NTFS.Originally Posted by Conan
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I have used PM, but I haven't had that problem before.
Without the exact message it is pretty tough to hunt that down and find a solution. I've had problems using an older version of PM do partition linux partitions.. it would simply hang on reboot. If you created the boot disks like they say then you can usually weasel around it.
Partition Magic wont work with large hard disks like the 120GB i have. Something to do with the number of cylinders. The programme is not supported anymore anyways, better just thrash it.
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