NTFS or FAT32 which is better

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  1. Choto Cheeta

    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    I have a 80GB hard drive with 6 partitions.....

    C 10GB FAT32
    D 10GB NTFS
    E 10GB FAT32
    F 15GB FAT32
    G 15GB FAT32
    H 20GB FAT32

    I have a dual boot system...... windows 98SE in C drive & windows XP Pro in D that is NTSF.......

    My question is, which is the fastest between NTFS & FAT32...... If FAT32 is faster than NTFS then is there any way to convert my D (NTFS) in to FAT32 without reinstalling windows XP & its program files.......

    where should I put my page file of windows XP ?? What should be size of the file as I use an AMD 2600+ XP with 256 MB DDR RAM......
     
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    JAK What the Heck !

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    Its already answered here....:wink:

    http://thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6773&highlight=fat32+ntfs
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4559&highlight=fat32+ntfs
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3083&highlight=fat32+ntfs



    Its always better to hav a dedicated partition for the page file..preferably on seperate HDD(if u hav 2 HDDs). If u dont hav do HDD's its still recommeded to hav the page file on a dedicated partition.
    Also having a dedicated partition for the pagefile helps u in reducing the Image size of the OS partition incase u plan to Image it using Drive Image or Ghost...


    The ideal size for the page file is 1.5 times the amt of RAM in ur system
    u hav 256MB ..so ur page file shud be 1.5 x 256MB = 384MB

    although i wud recommend atleast 512MB pagefile size :wink:
     
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    NTFS is definitely faster of the two.
    Yes its possible to convet the ntfs part to fat without destructive formatting
    If u cant use the command line param then use partition magic 8.0 to do so.Its very easy with that software.......just couple of restarts and u r ready to go
    But u have win 98 so all ur partitions should be in fat 32
    For a system with 256 mb ram a pf of around 384 mb should be enough and optimum
     
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    Kamaleshwaran New Member

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    use NTFS for win xp / win 2000 and fat32 for win95 / win98 / win me


     
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