- Antec SONATA Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case
- ASUS P4C800 Deluxe Motherboard
- Intel P-IV 4 2.4 CPU (800Mhz FSB)
- 1 GIG of DDR-400 RAM
- ASUS GeForce 4 MX440-8X graphics card
- 3 Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Serial ATA 80 GIG HDD
- LG DVD-ROM 16X internal IDE
- LG CD Writer 52x24x52 internal IDE
Isn\'t it obvious? 3 80GB hardrives....and you\'ve thought about FAT32. HA! For one, NTFS is more stable, and two....it can actually read your hardrives at 80GB. FAT32 is old skool. NTFS hands down. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
Isn\'t it obvious? 3 80GB hardrives....and you\'ve thought about FAT32.
<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Well no, actually it\'s not obvious, that\'s why I\'m asking. Some DAW tweaks say go with NTFS and some say go with FAT(32), so I\'m trying to get some clarification.
HA! For one, NTFS is more stable, and two....it can actually read your hardrives at 80GB. FAT32 is old skool. NTFS hands down. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
Hi, NTFS is considered more stable and offers more security options if you require them. It is considered marginally slower than FAT but shouldnt be an issue with the fast IDE drives these days. NTFS is better for reading large partitions and is generally for \"industrial strength\" use.
One thing to keep in mind, if you ever need to put the drive in a Win 9X system (95,98,ME) they can\'t read NTFS at all.
FAT is a fairly outdated file system really. It stands for File Allocation Table and was originally created for floppy disks.
Go with NTFS unless you\'re swapping drives with a W9x machine. Use standard cluster sizes for your OS drive, and the largest available cluster sizes for your audio streaming drives. This will cut your disk capacity slightly (the occasional \"small\" file will take up more room), but your disk cache will obtain data in larger/fewer \"bites,\" and stream large samples a tiny bit more efficiently. Every tiny bit helps!!
Yes the partition size for FAT32 is an OS limitation..
Format it self can take a 80gb fat32 partition, but for some reason OS will not allow you to do that...
I think the limit is 34Gb or 40Gb...not sure, but I belive it was something like that...check it on the net..