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Topic # 31239 10-Mar-2009 07:28
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Hey guys

i recently purchased me a 8GB flash drive for my files. Before i put anything in i noticed that it was FAT32 as opposed to my external hard drive which is NFTS. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? as ill be using my flash drive to plug into different computers to install files and so on, i was wondering weather itll be ok. Any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it.

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  Reply # 200274 10-Mar-2009 07:35
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I think you'll find most are FAt32 by default but NTFS will work.

Heres the reasons why etc.....

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/format-usb-ntfs/




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  Reply # 200297 10-Mar-2009 09:46
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If you are going to use this drive with a Mac, please be aware that it will not be writable if using NTFS.

And another limitation on FAT32 is its limitation on 4GB as maximum size for a file.

We should/hope to see exFAT (a.k.a. FAT64) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT




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  Reply # 200559 11-Mar-2009 10:30
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thanks for this guys! worked perfectly! thanks xpd and chiefie for you input! awesome

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