This is regarding my hard disk, Seagate Barracuda ST340014A, 7200RPM, 40GB, ATA100 (using Ultra DMA mode 5)
I donít know whether this is the right place to put this thread, so point out if Iím wrong. Iím currently using Windows XP on FAT32 file system. I had NTFS but found out and also experienced that the data transfer rate of the Hard Disk was very low at that time. About 8 to 15 MB/s. This is unbelievably low compared to 35MB/s transfer rate on FAT32!
Has anyone else faced this problem? I know this is not that much of a problem, but I wish I had NTFS because of the Indexing service of it. It can defrag my hard disk faster than when using FAT32, but fails when it comes to intensive data read/writes.
I measured this using Sandra 2003Pro. And I saw that there isnít much difference between those results in other hard disks. I also had a Quantum Fireball 20GB ATA33 hard disk and it gave about the same speeds when benchmarked, about 8GB/s.
And another thing. Which NTFS version is better, I mean the in Win2K or WinXP?
Yeah, I heard. But how big is 'large' volumes? I'm not sure whether this is true in real life. But anyway, I choose not to move on to NTFS again, until I see WinFS with Longhorn or whatever the next major ms os might be