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Old 05-30-2010
fat32 vs ntfs

Ntfs - the only filesystem allowing read/write access and files greater than 2GB under Windows and Linux. Good for USB storage.

Read more: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...#ixzz0pT2WwELY

Is this no longer accurate about fat32? I just used a 4 gb flash drive to share several video files between Windows XP and Linux Mint.

I also plan on sharing several files in the future with that 4 gb flash drive between XP and Mint so I was wondering if I should use fat32 or ntfs. Fat32 seems faster than ntfs, so I think I would prefer fat32. Please explain why with whichever way you say.
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Old 06-01-2010
FAT32 : absolute maximum file size is 4 Gb.
File Allocation Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Within the M$ world NTFS is "normal" nowadays. In your context the Linux disc drivers for NTFS are paramount and there is no substitute for real world testing.
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Old 06-01-2010
I always use NTFS for this situation.
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Old 06-01-2010
for fat32, the max of sigle file is 4G, so u'd better choose ntfs format.
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Old 06-02-2010
yes, Agree, I would use NTFS rather than FAT32
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