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post #1 of 20
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NTFS vs. FAT32 pros and cons?
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post #2 of 20
NTFS is faster.

FAT32 has filesize limits.

Clear win for NTFS unless you are running OSX.
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post #3 of 20
FAT32 is so windows 98...



you can only have a 4gb file, and a hard drive that is 137gbs...




NTFS is the clear winner, it's faster, safer, and 'newer'.
post #4 of 20
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Got a time capsule, and for some reason it's FAT32 ... so I wonder why apple still use it... if its so old..
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post #5 of 20
Error repair on NTFS and bigger file size is why I voted NTFS.
post #6 of 20
FAT32 has a 137GB HDD limit, not to mention the 4gb something limit for single files. so NTFS FTW!

EDIT: out-posted by 3 users... i'm really slow at times ^^
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Born4TheSky View Post
Got a time capsule, and for some reason it's FAT32 ... so I wonder why apple still use it... if its so old..
Possibly because it's the one file system that will work across just about any desktop operating system. NTFS is a more safe choice given that Linux and OS X have pretty decent NTFS drivers available for them.
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post #8 of 20
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NTFS is faster.
FAT32 has filesize limits.
whats the limitations?
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post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Born4TheSky View Post
Got a time capsule, and for some reason it's FAT32 ... so I wonder why apple still use it... if its so old..
FAT32 is the best format for a drive that commonly is accessed by both Macs and PCs. They can both read and right to FAT32. Macs don't play as nicely with NTFS, and PCs don't play nice with NFS+.

If this drive is only to be used with the Mac, format it NFS+.

If the drive is to be shared between Macs and PCs, keep it FAT32.
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post #10 of 20
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Will I have problems backing up windows files on fat32 ... Should I reformat time capsule for NTFS ... even if it's possible.
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