Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
Thanks, that was an interesting read, even though the writer's native language apparently isn't English, because his phraseology is often awkward, leaving a person guessing at his meaning at times. This is also complicated by the fact that his focus on files systems only targeted harddrives...not flash drives.
What he did say would lead one to think that NTSF would be the preferred FS for flash drives, but it isn't, so I'm still left scratching my head some.
FAT32 is preferred because NTFS has indexing (which makes writes on the drive) and little compatibility between anything non-MS
Advantages of FAT32
No File/Folder Permissions (can't lock yourself out of a file)
No "Wear and Tear" on a drive
Can be faster than NTFS (look at benchmarks)
Greater Compatibility between many OS
Advantages of NTFS
File/Folder Permissions (Can lock others out of a file)
Can have single files of 4GB or higher on the drive
Now...lets introduce exFAT
Advantages of exFAT
Take FAT32 + single files over 4GB - Greater Compatibility between many OS
If anyone has anything more to add...than please do so