What is the difference between FAT32 and NTFS?

- May 29, 2018 -

With the popularization of the Internet, in order to realize the management of the magnetic disk for the computer's magnetic disc, there have been two hard disk partition formats - FAT32 and NTFS. They have their own advantages and disadvantages and compatibility, users can choose according to their needs The right file system. Now to discuss the difference between FAT32 and NTFS, this is very useful for us when formatting U disk.


1. FAT32 
FAT32 is a file system that can be compatible with both 16-bit and 32-bit in Windows 95 OSR2. Its biggest feature is that it uses smaller clusters (only 4KB per cluster) to allocate files, never increase the space utilization of the disk, and the capacity of a single disk can be as high as 2048G, providing a large amount of users who need mass storage. The convenience. FAT32 supported file names can run in various versions of DOS, Windows 95-2000, but its system overhead is greater than the previous FAT16. However, the security of this file system is relatively poor. FAT32 is compatible with the FAT16 file system, but cannot access NTFS partitions and is slow to run.


NTFS is a Windows NT file system. The biggest advantage of NTFS is its security and stability. It will provide security settings and specify access permissions on NTFS disk directories and files to avoid viruses. NTFS can automatically record file operation changes, have the appropriate file repair capabilities, and can be quickly repaired when a system error occurs, so the system is not easy to crash. Its main drawback is that it is too reluctant to shut down, resulting in many file systems are unable to access its partitions, compatibility is poor.

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