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i have a Memorex 2 GB flash drive and was wondering which format should i format it into?
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FAT is good for any flash drive... unless is it like 10GB...
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ok..how come?

any difference?
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post #5 of 12
FAT was designed for smaller drives, NSTF was designed for larger XP drives.
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post #6 of 12
FAT is best for drives up to 1GB, FAT32 up to 4GB, and NTFS from 4GB and higher. I think that's how it went. Can't remeber exactly, though.

EDIT: OK Now I think it's right
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post #7 of 12
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oh ok..i also heard if u have NTFS on a smaller size it makes it slow (access times)?
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post #8 of 12
NSTF is slow on small drives because it was intended for larger drives...

Plus NSTF is suppose to be more 'secure,' I didnt know microsoft knew that word...
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post #9 of 12
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lol i think ur right!!

i didnt format it before i used it and now have stuff on it..should i format it?
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post #10 of 12
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lol i think ur right!!

i didnt format it before i used it and now have stuff on it..should i format it?
You can format from FAT to NSTF and keep your data, but you cant go from FAT to NSTF... your data will be erased, you have to format to get from NSTF to FAT
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