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Should I Convert a FAT32 volume to NTFS?


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mstlelc

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I have a 400 GB Seagate HD that is FAT32 but I'm wondering if I should convert it to NTFS. Any suggestions?
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depends what operating system you are using. Give more details.
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Sorry, I thought it was stated under the member info on the left hand side. I'm using XP Pro.
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I would definately convert to NTFS. Much more reliable. Less problems.

Also, sometimes the info on the left isn't always correct because people forget to update as they up date there comps. Its better to hear it again in the post.

Here is some of the reasons http://thundercloud..../ntfs-vs-fat32/
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I like that link, 123Runner. Here's the point I really agree with:

It is best to format your hard drive and choose the NTFS file system, instead of converting an existing drive from NTFS without a format.


But if this is an external hard drive (or internal but not with OS installed on it) then you should be right.
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Great link for info. Thanks for your help! :)
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