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cleatus fist

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alright folks.

new member with a slight prob.

i just bought a new drive to store my music, using itunes! the new drive is FAT32 and my notebook is NTFS.

will this be a problem, or should I reformat the external to NTFS?? what are the pro's and cons ?

I know a bit about computers but not enough to make a decision like this.

any help much appreciated.

scott.
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I perfer my externals to be FAT32. Windows reads and writes in it as do most other operating systems in use today (linux,BSD,Mac). Portability between OSs is the bigest pro and no real cons I can think of other than fragmentation and the need to defrag on occasion.

Edited by silverbeard, 26 August 2006 - 01:48 AM.

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Not quite clear if "using itunes" means it is a music player leave it as it is as most USB stuff is fat 32 and works well. One can plug fat 32 stuff in NTFS laptops but not NTFS stuff in a windows 98 computer. A bit more detail please.
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i use itunes as the operating platform, the programme with which i access my albums etc. the external is connected to the notebook via USB 2, and this contains the actual music files, itunes is simply pointed to the E drive.
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I would just leave it as it is then. I cannot see a big advantage in reformating it.
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