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    NFTS or FAT32

    With Windows XP should I use NFTS or FAT32 for gaming.

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    From what I understand, the only differences between the two is that 1.) NFTS is more efficient at organizing data on your harddrive, so progs should run faster, and 2.) NFTS has security features not available to FAT (16 or 32) and therefore can afford you more security on your system.

    I have a system at my cafe running XP with NFTS and it seems to run just as good, if not better, than the ME systems with FAT32.

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    If you'll ever be running a dual-boot system, say with WinMe or Win9x, remember that the latter OS' won't be able to access or even recognize NTFS drives and partitions.
    Just something to consider. Otherwise, go for NTFS

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    NTFS is more secure and is less prone to corruption than a FAT volume. It does have its tradeoffs, like everyone else mentioned, non-NT based OS's can't access it, which does make it a little more secure, but probably isn't much of a concern to the home user. Also, NTFS uses a little bit more drive space than FAT for its file table, but with today's larger drives, its really of no consequence.

    Bart

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