08 August 2009

Difference between NTFS and FAT32?

Hi frnds,
               I hav seen many peaple many to conflict b/w NTFS & FAT, So i decide to give post on it. Here r some basic Difference between NTFS and FAT32 is
NTFS
1)NTFS stand for new technology file system
2)Maximum size of partition is 2 Terabytes & more.
3)Maximum File size is upto 16TB.
4)File & folder Encryption is possible only in NTFS.
5)Ntfs support 255 character file name.
6)allows access local to w2k w2k3 XP win NT4 with SP4 & later may get access for somefile.
FAT 32
1)FAT stand for file allocation table.
2)Maximum size of partition is upto 2 TB.
3)Maximum File size is upto 4 GB.
4)File & folder Encryption is not possible. 
5)Fat support 8.3 character file name.
6)Fat 32 Allows access to win 95 98 win millenium win2k xp on local partition. 

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