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I am wondering because I have 2 options:
1. NTFS
2. exFAT

Which is better?
    
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exFAT i believe is mostly used on linux systems while NTFS is for windows. If you use mac os x you can only write on NTFS. Im not too sure how windows react to exFAT but it really all depends on what OS you will be running on
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exFAT i believe is mostly used on linux systems while NTFS is for windows. If you use mac os x you can only write on NTFS. Im not too sure how windows react to exFAT but it really all depends on what OS you will be running on

I will be running Windows 7, Which 1 makes the MB/s faster?? redface.gif
    
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I will be running Windows 7, Which 1 makes the MB/s faster?? redface.gif

From what I know, its not the format that affects the speed of the drives. Think of them 2 different languages and OS as the people using them. Some can use 2 languages some only use one.
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Originally Posted by Mello;12263344 
From what I know, its not the format that affects the speed of the drives. Think of them 2 different languages and OS as the people using them. Some can use 2 languages some only use one.

FS has a huge impact on speed and performance. Why don't you look at the *nix benchmark quarrels (they get pretty routy wink.gif heh heh). The way the FS manages and stores data at least for a physical drive matters, though a lot of this stuff is thrown out the windows with SSDs because of how they access data.
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so, which 1 will be faster? exFAT or NTFS?
    
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exFAT is a modern successor to the FAT filesystem, and is thus designed to be used on removable/flash media and embedded storage. NTFS is intended for use on high-density storage mediums, i.e. hard drives and SSDs.
    
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It depends on which device you're trying to format. For smaller flash based storage devices (usb drives), exFAT will be faster, while on large disk partitions NTFS would be the more logical solution.

Be advised though that not all operating systems have support for exFAT in their current releases, so personally I would only format a usb to exFAT if it were for strictly personal use (which would be kinda retarded).
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Originally Posted by Ophan;12269245 
It depends on which device you're trying to format. For smaller flash based storage devices (usb drives), exFAT will be faster, while on large disk partitions NTFS would be the more logical solution.

Be advised though that not all operating systems have support for exFAT in their current releases, so personally I would only format a usb to exFAT if it were for strictly personal use (which would be kinda retarded).

I'm formatting my 500GB Hard drive. gunner.gif
    
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