Jerry
Jerry
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03 Dec 2006

Fat & Ntfs

Hi,

I am curious to know about the difference between FAT & NTFS hard drives. What are the advantages & disadvantages of using FAT/NTFS?

Jerry
desijays

desijays

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04 Dec 2006
FAT is efficient if it is used on storage devices that are approxmiately 8GB in size or anything less.

If the storage device has more than 8GB, then it is advisable to use NTFS.

As for speed of access, FAT is inherently more faster since it lacks many of the security features of NTFS. But then again with faster hard drives that difference is negligible. Atleast not perceivable by us humans.
Neha

Neha

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05 Dec 2006
desijays
FAT is efficient if it is used on storage devices that are approxmiately 8GB in size or anything less.

If the storage device has more than 8GB, then it is advisable to use NTFS.

As for speed of access, FAT is inherently more faster since it lacks many of the security features of NTFS. But then again with faster hard drives that difference is negligible. Atleast not perceivable by us humans.
Can you throw some light on NTFS and what is actually does??
akravikanth

akravikanth

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04 Jan 2007
NTFS supports compression of data or even encryption, which will not be supported in FAT.

Also one good thing about NTFS is, it is more efficient than FAT file system in terms of data storage management, because it uses(splits) 4 KB as the single unit of disk space as opposed to 512 KB (not sure) in FAT.

for example, if you are storing 100 KB file, NTFS uses 25 chunks of 4KB to store the file and no single bit of space is wasted. Consider this situation in FAT, it have to accomadate the 100 KB file in a single chunk (512 KB), and the remaining 412 KB is waste and no other files can claim it.

NOTE: I read this article some 2 years ago, cant remember the source.
A SudhaKar

A SudhaKar

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04 Jan 2007
Simple Facts,

If your disk made with NTFS,

We can hide the administrative files such as my document between the other user using that pc.

If your p.c connected to local Intranet , your datas will be safe and hidden on NTFS.

If your disk made with FAT or FAT32 ,

No such hidden action may be carried out, need to use some softwares rather.

Is It clear. Hope so...

Regards,
A.Sk...
gr8chintu

gr8chintu

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04 Jan 2007
Hiii dear,
Hear Main Diffrance between FAT & NTFS is FAT file system does not support security & Provide.. and NTFS partation support Security... this r main diffrance.. you can see it on your pc just right click on FAT and click on propertis and see there is no option for security.... same in NTFS partation there is security option .....
A SudhaKar

A SudhaKar

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05 Jan 2007
gr8chintu
Hiii dear,
Hear Main Diffrance between FAT & NTFS is FAT file system does not support security & Provide.. and NTFS partation support Security... this r main diffrance.. you can see it on your pc just right click on FAT and click on propertis and see there is no option for security.... same in NTFS partation there is security option .....
Yes i too know about the FAT file system with arch. and NTFS system arch.
I listed only the common fact,

Suppose if the sys in Network is NTFS,
then it very tough to hack its contents.
But dont known about Curent Hacks over Network even any file system.

Regards,
A.Sk...

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